Canuck wrote:Thank you all, especially Leppie.
you'e welcome, glad it's working now.
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)
if you boot into the livecd and install mint from within the running desktop environment, there is no need to reboot first in order to modify the kernel options.
once the installer is done, you can chroot into your newly installed system even though you have never ever booted into it normally.
and by the time mint 9 is released, there may even be a graphical frontend for these tasks
hope this helps