I'm having a strange problem.
I used to install Mint 13 from DVD, and it always worked, the computer hardware is the same, but neither the Mint DVD nor the USB Stick install work.
I get shown the installation menu, choose "Linux Mint", then the DVD (or dhe USB stick) keep reading for some time, then, at some point, no more reading, just a grey screen with a blinking cursor.
The DVD is older, I burned the image at least a year ago. The image I used for the USB stick, on the other hand, I downloaded just now, checked the MD5 sum, the stick is in FAT32, it should simply work.
I can boot other CDs: Rescatux, Paragon Recovery CD, Windows 8. They all work. Just the Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon 64 bit version stops launching at some point.
I have an external USB hard drive, as well, and unplugged it because I thought it might confuse the installer - no change.
By the way, currently I am having Windows 8 and Linux Mint 13 Mate 64 bit installed, but I get error messages when booting, so I thought I should reinstall it from scratch. Having said that, if I don't solve this problem, I might have to revert to Ubuntu 12.04 and try if that boots successfully... But I want to stick to Mint!