Hello, I'm very new to Linux
I'm trying to install Linux Mint Light Edition (Elyssa) to a inspirion 1100 Dell Laptop
I boot from CD using f12 and i get into the installer easy enough. I get past the screen that says Linux Mint boot in 10 seconds. After that some words fly across the screen and it says ready. So it starts installing (or I assumed). After that i just get a black screen, Bad burn? or not enough ram (The laptop only has 256 RAM on it). On my frist attempt I got a circle (I assume is like the hourglass) and then the cursor was in the center of the screen and i couldn't move it. At first I may have thought it froze because my battery was extremely low on the laptop. So I restarted and tried again. I got past the first Linux Mint screen but now I didn't get a mouse its now just a black screen.
Can anyone assist me? Sorry if I am not using correct terminology, kinda a newb