After installing ati driver and some fonts, I rebooted...or at least attempted to.
I didn't hit anything when the menu choices came up (running Mint x64) and it seemed to start, except that the bar below the logo never stopped bouncing back and forth (it usually starts showing progress). Finally almost 10 minutes later i hit the mouse button a couple times to see if it was locked at it brought me to Bash. Being a newb to Linux, i wasn't going to mess around in Bash, so I rebooted. The next time, i manually selected a normal mint x64 boot and things went fine.
So my questions are:
How long should I wait if it looks like Mint is hanging on Boot?
Anyone know what happened? That was, except for those 2 items, a fresh install of x64 at the time.