Hey all, due to a particularly nasty virus I got last weekend, I ended up having to reinstall Windows XP. Since this is not the first time that there was something that caused me to go through this inconvenient process, I decided I'd like to get a dual-boot set up going with Linux and start using that for my normal day-to-day stuff (browsing, IM/email, listening to music).
Initially I thought that I'd go with Ubuntu, but after doing some reading on-line, decided to go with Linux Mint.
TO GET TO THE POINT:
I am unable to get Linux Mint running after installing it.
I select Linux Mint (generic) from the bootloader menu and reach the login screen. After I enter my login information, I get a black screen and the mouse and that's it.
After doing some reading about this problem, I've tried a few things, like xfix, but I haven't had any success.
I'll admit that I'm pretty much clueless about this.
I'd appreciate any help with this from you guys - I'd really like to get this thing running.