Canuck wrote:Compatibility mode has been tried
Canuck wrote:the Grub menu appeared and when I selected the first entry, Mint. The menu disappeared and then the system froze
enter gksu gedit /etc/default/grub
amend line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to read GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi=off"
save file and exit
open a terminal
type sudo update-grub
mount /dev/sda5 /mnt/temp/
mount -o bind /proc /mnt/temp/proc
mount -o bind /dev /mnt/temp/dev
mount -o bind /dev/pts /mnt/temp/dev/pts
mount -o bind /sys /mnt/temp/sys
Canuck wrote:Thank you all, especially Leppie.
Canuck wrote:The advice from Leppie seems to suggest that in the future, when installing Mint 9.0 for example, that I would have to:
1) Using the live CD, edit in the acpi=off at the opening menu and then
2) boot the live CD and from the live desktop environment install mint
3) skip this step Then using the live CD (again using the options during the boot countdown, change the live CD to acpi=off after "quiet splash"
4) Then using a terminal enter the commands as given by Leppie....beginning with sudo -i (it's the lowercase letter "i", simulate initial login, not the number 1)
sudo nano /etc/default/grub
<do the edit and save, nano doesn't have mouse and uses CTRL+O to save and CTRL+X to exit>
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