I'm new to LinuxMint (have used Ubuntu so far) and just installed Daryna instead. The installation went very fine, but when booting from the hard disk, LinuxMint hangs. The splash screen just turns up and the statusbar completes ~5%, then nothing happens.
This could be that gfxgrub is not working I think what you could start with is to edit /boot/grub/menu.lst comment out the line menu=/etc/grub/message.mint add ## at the beginning. If that did not help you could read this post viewtopic.php?f=46&t=7857&hilit=gfxgrub to get some understanding
Don't fix it if it ain't broken, don't break it if you can't fix it