I am able to install Mint 3.1 on my Mac (OS X Intel), using Parallels. However, when I follow the instructions on upgrading to Mint 4.0, after almost 3.5 to 4 hours, I ended up rebooting after successful upgrade, and when I tried to relogin, there was no entry for Mint to select from the boot menu. Here is the history of my story:
I tried to install Mint 4.0 directly on my MacBook Pro, but I kept receiving that message "Display server has shut down 6 times, etc." right in the beginning (first step). I kept receiving that same message too when I tried to install Ubuntu 10. But for Ubuntu, I was able to install 7.1 successfully then upgrade to 10 (the best and easiest upgrade I have ever seen of any operating system). So, I figured I can try the same with Mint. So, I decided to install Mint 3.1 and upgrade. 3.1 installed fine, no problems (another breezy process). It took me probably 10 - 15 minutes to install Mint 3.1. However, when I followed the upgrade instructions, it was taking me close to 3.5 - 4 hours!!! After following all steps, I noticed that my "Start" menu has disappeared (lower left), so I figured if I re-login then I should see the new one (Daryln instead of Celena). When I tried to login I only saw one option which is to run memtest86+, and nothing else. I did the install/upgrade twice, with the same result. I gave up and went back to Ubuntu 7.10 which I am using now happily. Why was it so easy for me to install Solaris 10 on my Mac with Parallels, and it was so complicated to do with the newest versions of Ubuntu and Mint?