Processor: AMD A6-4400M APU with Radeon HD graphics 2.70 GHz
RAM: 4 GB (3.47 GB usable)
System Type: 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor
HDD: ~500 GB
Current OS: Windows 8
Desired OS: Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon 64 bit
My wife bought me this new laptop. She figured I'd hate Win 8, and I do. But I'd been thinking about looking at a new OS anyway (old laptop is....XP?) So, I've tried to learn a bit about Linux and decided on Maya. I used the Toshiba recovery media creator to back up Windows on a USB. I downloaded Mint 13 from linuxfreedom. md5sum checked out. I used Universal USB installer to put it on another USB. I also burned it onto a DVD+R. Ran into the Secure Boot roadblock, so I disabled it. I tried to boot from the DVD but got this error:
So I tried from the USB. I got a Mint menu. When I tried to start Mint I got this:System doesn't have any CD/DVD boot option. Please select another option ion Boot Manager Menu.
Then,Failed to start the x server (your graphical interface). It is likely that it is not set up correctly.
Then I found myself at a command prompt:The X server is now disabled. Restart MDM when it is configured correctly.
mint@mint ~ $
I restarted and tried the [compatibility mode] with the same result. I tried the [check integrity of the medium] option; it said something about 4 errors or 4 files, can't remember, but it wasn't very specific.