I installed Windows 8 and left half of my hard drive unallocated so I can dual boot with Mint 16. Windows 8 works fine.
I could not boot Mint 16 from a USB drive, the screen would just turn black and nothing would happen. But I could boot compatibility mode so I did that and installed Mint using the "Install along-side Windows 8" option. Now when I turn on my computer, GRUB comes up and I can boot Windows 8 normally. But when I select Mint, the screen just stays black, like when I tried to boot from the USB drive. I can boot in recovery mode though. I don't know how to approach this problem at all; a black screen doesn't really tell me much. Can anyone help me figure out what the problem is?
Some background information:
My computer is a Sager NP7352.
I don't think there's any problem with the USB drive image because I can boot from it on my other computer just fine.