I've been happily using Mint for several weeks on my desktop, and now decided to install it on my laptop as well. However, I didn't get far...
I tried to boot from the CD, passed the initial menu (Boot from CD - Memtest - Boot from HDD...), seemingly passed the splash screen, and then ran into the login screen, which shouldn't appear during booting from a CD. I tried all kinds of combinations, but none of them worked. I booted the desktop from the same CD - and it worked fine there. So, the CD itself seems to be fine, and the cause is likely to be the laptop (or a bug in Mint itself?). My laptop is IBM ThinkPad T42, with graphic chip ATI Radeon 7500. I've installed Ubuntu and Fedora on it before, and both worked well OOTB.
Any suggestions what may be wrong?