Does anyone have any idea why the 32bit LXDE edition of LM12 won't boot properly on my Toshiba Laptop--when the problem doesn't appear to be a bad source iso file or bad CD burn?
PC: Toshiba Dynabook VX470LS (laptop)
CPU: Intel Pentium M processor (1.6gHz)
V: Mobile Intel 915GS/GMS,910GM Express Chipset Family
RAM: 1.28 GB
HD: 150 GB (SAMSUNG HM160HC)
OD: Matshita DVD-RAM (UJ-831S)
OS: MS Win XP Pro + SP3
Some Other Pertinent facts:
1. The pc hardware & software work perfectly with WIN XP & Lucid Pupply Linux (liveCD-no install to a fixed device, USB connected device, or removeable media).
2. The LM12 source file that I am using is: linuxmint-12-lxde-cd-32bit.iso
3. The source file successfully passed a md5 checksum test that I conducted and matched the hash on LM's website for that file.
4. The burned CD successfully passed 2 Imgburn file verification tests. The 1st test was following the initial CD burn. The 2nd test was run after the files didn't seem to boot/load properly to verify there was no problem with the CD.
5. No removable media (except the CD) or USB devices are installed/connected to the computer while attempting to boot the LM12 CD.
6. The LM12 splash screen appears, then a gray screen with a while underscore cursor appears briefly, then a black screen quickly shows a rectangle of what appears to be mostly "U"s then the screen goes to completely black & becomes unresponsive to any keyboard options that I try (Esc, ctrl-alt-del, ctrl-alt-bksp, ctrl-alt-f1, etc).
7. I tried several different alternative boot options & none of them successfully finished loading properly.
8. On 2 other boot/load occasions, the screen froze & showed one of the following:
It looks like the 32bit LXDE version isn't ready for prime time on Toshiba Laptops. I would prefer to not have to download & burn the 32bit Gnome version, if this version can be fixed.
Thanks in advance to anyone who has some useful knowledge on this problem.