i'm new both here on this forum and to Linux mint as a distro, but i have been using Linux (Centos, Ubuntu, Gentoo) for quite some time now both as hobby and professional.
I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 on my desktop at the moment but i want to switch to Linux Mint as i've been playing with it from within a VM and i really like what i see.
So i've downloaded the 32bit DVD image of the current version (12) and burned it to a DVD, but when i boot my desktop from that DVD i get to see a quick grub message and then the screen goes black and nothing happens. Everything dies (also no more keyboard response). To ensure the DVD is not broken a downloaded another image on a different computer and burned a new DVD with that image. Same result.
I've searched around with google and see a lot of people reporting similar but not exactly the same issues. I've tried their solutions but i haven't got it working.
I'm hoping you guys (and gals) can help me out here.
Dell Optiplex 390 SFF
Core i3 2100 CPU
Intel on-board video (disabled in bios)
AMD Ati Radeon 512MB 6350 Dual screen (2x DVI)
Intel G41 chipset
Thanks for any help you can offer