dawgdoc wrote:Did you try to boot first without the modset option. The issue does not effect all systems with intel graphics.
Also, you quoted from a blog about LMDE, which has a different base than Mint 10 KDE. Not that your system running Mint 10 KDE is necessarily immune to the KMS/nomodeset issue. I had KMS problems on an old computer with an NVidia chipset and ATI graphics on an agp bus when I installed Mint 9 Gnome.
After doing some reading I found this article. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/KernelModeSetting
It says that KMS is enabled by default for Intel chips. In light of that I'm back to my original problem. When I try to run 32 bit Mint, it boots to a black screen after running vmlinuz. If I disable modesetting, I discover that it is booting, but that the graphics are too low to run the installer environment.
I tried both
and had the same result. Any other suggestions?