I am trying to install Mint 14 Cinnamon 64-bit and all goes well until the boot loader install, which fails. I am trying to install on a 512GB Samsung 830 SSD. Also happen to have a Samsung 830 256GB installed and it will not take the boot loader either. There are also two 1GB regular hard drives in the system that I use for data storage. My system specs should be in my signature, but the motherboard is an Asus Sabertooth X79. I have the SSD drives plugged into the SATA 6 ports and NOT the SSD caching since I don't understand what those are for. This motherboard does have the dreaded Secure Boot functionality, but it is disabled in the BIOS. Also NOT using UEFI. Am trying to dual-boot with Windows 8.
Thanks in advance for any help!
Asus Sabertooth X79 mobo/i7-3930k/Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO/32GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 RAM/Nvidia GTX670/Crucial 128GB SSD/Samsung 540GB SSD/ 2 1TB WD hard drives