Looking for some help. My machine won't boot from the Mint 12 64-bit live DVD. Or more accurately, I get the boot menu, and it might be booting, but with a black screen. With other options, I can boot to terminal prompt.
- The DVD is good: MD5 is correct, and I can boot it on other machines.
- The problem machine boots fine with the Mint 11 (Katya) DVD.
- The problem machine is an HP Omni 220 Quad (all-in-one), with an ATI AMD Radeon 6450 video card, wireless keyboard/mouse, Broadcom BCM 43225 network controller, 64-bit, i7, 8MB RAM, 1TB disk.
I've tried a bunch of various settings with the boot menu over the last couple evenings. For example, I've tried:
Boot Option 1 - Start Linux Mint:
- with no changes --> black screen
- with "nomodeset" --> boots to terminal prompt
- with "nomodeset noacpi nolacpi" --> boots to terminal prompt
Boot Option 2 - Start Linux Mint (compatibility mode):
- with no changes --> boots to terminal prompts
- with "nomodeset and acpi_osi=" --> mousepointer in center of black screen
- with "nomodeset", and deleting the noacpi/nolacpi settings --> mousepointer in center of black screen
Any suggestions? I could just install Katya, since that seems to work. But I'd like to start getting used to gnome3/MSGE, since it appears that I'll have to get used to it eventually.