Vincent Vermeulen wrote:Can you share what graphics card you have? Probably that one is the problem. You may try from the Live DVD: press a key at the countdown screen during boot, then press Tab to edit the boot parameters, and on the line of text that appeared change "quiet splash" to "nomodeset" (without the quotes). See if this allows you to boot the Live DVD.
Hi Vincent, thank you for the reply.
I tried editing the boot parameters as you instructed but Mint still hangs at ..........'Loading /casper/initrd.lz............ (2nd line of sequence)
2 points have occurred to me - 1/ is there a way to save the new setting or does it revert to default on every startup?
2/ can I expect the boot sequence to act immediately or is there a delay? (I mean, should I wait a while and let the loader do it's thing?)
My graphics card is an NVidia GeForce 8500 GT - as far as I remember, I didn't have this issue when trying out Ubuntu but it has been a while..................!
Thanks again for your help