I have yet another livecd booting issue. I promise, I have attempted everything in the "Troubleshooting LiveCD Install" page. Anytime I attempt one of the "break=" options, it brings me to busybox, which according to the page I am not supposed to be on. And the adjusting for noacpi and noapic does not fix the issue either.
I am using Linux Mint 4.0 Main edition, with properly validated md5's.
The livecd has issues loading SQUASHFS. One of the first hangs is on my floppy disk (fd0). It hangs because I in fact do not have a floppy disk. Then it hangs because it claims I have bad HD sectors on my primary HD. My primary HD is a Windows XP/Linux dual boot. I have a 55 gb XP ntfs partition as my first partition on the drive, followed by about 20 gb of free space for linux.
When the linux mint install returned errors on sectors, I thought it might be from a funky partition table left over from a previous linux install, so I went in (using windows xp recovery console) and properly formatted everything to at least FAT32, hoping that the format process would clean up the partition a little bit.
So I now have a 55gb NTFS partition and a 20gb FAT32 partition.
With this I fired up the Linux Mint LiveCD removing the splash and quiet, but not adjusting for break or noapic. It finally boots into a command prompt, and adjusts the video driver to nv (i have an nvidia fx 5900). However, now when I attempt to "startx," it claims that it must adjust the font path refcount from 2 to 1, and that it has done so and is fixed. But upon attempting another "startx", it simply returns the same error.
I am stumped. I truly want to use Linux Mint because it seems like a solid, mature linux flavor. I have used several distros over the past 4 years: fedora, zenwalk, ubuntu, openbsd, but these issues are really stumping me.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.