Ok, so here is some more information on this. I downloaded the standard gnome edition of linux-mint and tried to install it as a compromise. However, the install hangs, i've tried all of the acpi switches etc but it still fails to start x-server.
Now, I'm able to install Kubuntu 7.04 and Kubuntu 7.10 on my machine but for some reason, the latest mint just won't install. Currently as i said, it'll go through the basic portion, fails at 1024x768 and then just sets at a blinking cursor.
I'm really struggling at this point and feel that Linux-mint might be the OS that I can switch to. In my tests, it just seems to make sense (I'm a Microsoft Admin at my job)
Anyways, any guidance would be appreciated.
My machine I'm loading this on is:
512 mb memory
933 mhz processor (I know, slow)
15gb hard drive
If I can't load the mint from the live cd, is there a way to do a direct install, or perhaps upgrade from kubuntu?
I've tried many other linux builds with no success, they all had their glitches that just weren't a fit for me.
So far i've tried:
Ubuntu Studio (I do a lot of video and audio work)
and probably many others....
I liked Mint for it's out of box ease of use.
The vnc was already there and ready to roll as were many other features.
If I can't get Mint loaded, how can I make Kubuntu more like mint?