I did a dual boot install with vista first(vista still works fine).
When I boot into Mint I get 2 errors on the black startup screen, MP-BIOS bug: 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC and MP-BIOS bug: #81(00000000) Found. Then when I proceed there is a quick blink of a black screen with a strip of the mint "with elegance came freedom" logos at the top,then a quick blink of a white/grey screen,then I get the Login screen,after I entered my password to login I get a black screen,and that is how it stays.
P.S. the dvd worked fine when I booted from it