I just installed Mint 14 Cinnammon 32bit to a friends laptop,
live dvd worked fine, seemed to install ok but after install when you boot it goes straight to a command line login screen.
When you enter your your details it just asks for them again,
as far as I can see, specs are Intel Dual Core Processor T2370, Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 , 2GB RAM
Tried adding modeset=0 options to grub to no avail,