1) compatibility mode does the same thing.
2) I don't own another PC.
3) I did check the integrity, it showed everything was fine.
4) I don't know what an MD5..... is. Or how I would check it. I'll look it up now.
I tried to install Mint 11 for the heck of it, and it installed flawlessly. tried 12 again, and same problem. So, I have Mint 11 now...
I found this other post, that actually describes my problem exactly (except I used a CD iso file, not DVD).. but no solution was ever posted for it, which is a bit concerning.
I'm having the most frustrating issue.
I installed the Linux Mint 12 32 bit DVD iso file to a USB drive using UNetbootin and when I attempt to boot from it on my acer Aspire One netbook, It boots into command line. Where I expect to have a linux mint desktop I have the characteristic UNetbootin menu with the following message underneath:
Welcome to Linux Mint 12 Lisa (GNU/Linux 3.0.0-12-generic i686)
Welcome to Linux Mint
When I type 'startx' I get the fatal error "no screens found." It does this in and out of compatibility mode. I've run Mint 9, 10, and 11 on this machine (currently have Mint 11 installed to the hard disk), all installed from a USB containing the 32 bit DVD iso created with UNetbootin. The processor is an Intel Atom processor with 2gb of RAM and a 500gb hard drive, so I don't see where hardware could be the problem as this falls well within the system requirements.