I have a strange problem with Ubuntu and Mint live cd's which I can fix by using a different graphics card during the installation. My main computer has an 8800GT which when you try to boot up the live cd it stalls on loading xorg. To fix this I put in a 8600GT and do the whole installation, and install the latest nvidia drivers with the latest Envy. Thats the only way I can get my main computer to install a live CD, it's a good thing my 8600gt and 8800gt work with the same nvidia drivers or I would be SOL completely
To test to be sure it was the live cd and not something else, I downloaded the ubuntu gutsy gibbon 32bit alternate cd, (which also has an excellent partition manager which allowed me to create 5 small partitions for the use of distro hopping
) and installed it with the text based installer with the 8800GT and it worked perfectly. I'm not sure exactly why the 8600GT works with live cd's and the 8800GT doesn't but I have the feeling when the new distros come out this year that problem will be fixed, because the 8800GT is still a pretty young card.
Not that big of a deal to me, but it would be nice for others who don't have the option of swapping video cards at installation, to just have it work with the live cd. I don't know how much work it would be to make an alternate cd like the one ubuntu has, but if it doesn't take a huge amount of manpower I think it would be well worth it to include one with the other mint distros on the download page. I'm sure it would be a popular choice and be used enough to justify the work put into it.
Anyways, just my not so savvy comment on this, whatever ends up happening i'm just glad that mint exists because it's one of the best in the Linux world these days
everyone that comes to my house is impressed with my mint box (the 8600GT) that I have on my HDTV in the living room
What can I say? The name speaks for itself