First off, I just wanted to say that I'm a huge fan of Mint. I came over from Ubuntu 8.10, and I love the extra perks and tweaks that Mint offers. Seems to make more sense to me as an OS to have these things included.
I'm having trouble getting my Mint OS to boot though. I run a dual boot with a tiny XP partition (mostly a glorified gaming platform), and after installing a new graphics card yesterday my Mint boot won't load.
I had an ATI x700 installed previously; I removed that card and added an nVidia Geforce 9500 (PNY manufacturer). The card performs without issue on my XP bootup, and the XP bootup is working fine as well.
However, selecting the Mint boot gives me trouble. I get the 'Starting Up' text, then a splash screen for a few moments, then this: (verbatim from my screen)
usplash: setting mode 1152x864 failed
usplash: using mode 1024x768
Gave up waiting for root device-common problems:
-Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline)
-check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?)
-check root = (did the system wait for the right device?)
-missing modules (cat /proc/modules; ls /dev
ALERT! /dev/sda5 does not exist! Dropping to a shell!
I've tried to reinstall Mint after this first occurred, thinking that some issue with the new card might have corrupted the OS. But I get the same sequence of errors after a fresh install. The first few lines of errors seem directly related to video card issues, but the rest of it really doesn't to me.
Could anyone help me get this figured out? I'm still relatively new to Linux in the command line area, so I'll need a relatively simple walkthrough if I need to hack it out.
Here's my partition configuration:
dev/sda1: NTFS (Win XP)
dev/sda5: Ext3 ( /)
Any help would be very appreciated. Thanks!