I have had Mint 4 installed without problems, but am having problems loading and running with Mint 5. I have read the post "if you can't boot live CD" but don't feel comfortable with this level of expermental fiddling. I suspect a conflict between the Kernel and my hardware.
However I wonder if an error message received during one slightly more successful attempt may help to define my particular problem.
I insert the live CD disk, and get very rapid loading text starting with Loading Casper...." then "ready...." then "loading please wait.....". Mostly the system then immediately shuts down.
On the 6th attempt Mint 5 loads with the following error message
"There was an error starting GNOME Settings Daemon. Some things , such as themes, sounds, or backgrounds settings may not work correctly. The last error message was " Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote applicaton did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the net connection was broken. GNOME will still try to restart the Settings Daemon nexet tiem you log in."
I continued and installed MINT which seemed to go OK, it auto rebooted OK the first time, and applications that I tried worked fine.
On my next manual boot from GRUB the system immediately again shuts down
I HAVE TRIED
I have verified the image integrity using checksum (winMd5Sum)
I have burned from .iso to 3 different disks using Nero image burner.
I have runn the disks from both installed optical drives
I also tried Ubuntu 8.04. as a comparison. Mostly loading would not commence, but once I got to 7% while loading kernel before stalling.
My setup is as follows:-
Dual Boot with WinXP
Processor: Pentium D Dual 940 core 3.2 Ghz
Mainboard: Intel DP965LT
RAM 2GB Corsair Value Select PC - 5300
Video: XpertVision (nVIDIA) GeForce 6600 PCI-E 512 MB
Optical Drives: Samsung DVD-ROM - DDU1615; LG DVD RAM - HL-DT-ST DVDRA< GSA-H1oN
Hard Drives: 2 X Western Digital 250 KS Series