Re: Linux Mint on an Acer netbook help
First of all, you should probably post this in the Linux Mint forums -- because although Mint is BASED on Ubuntu, it is not the same --especially with booting. I know because I recently installed Mint 15 on my desktop and it took a lot of tweaking to get the installer and screens to work properly.
What you SHOULD do (since it worked for me) is the following:
1) make sure you downloaded the correct ISO for your PC (32 bit or 64 bit)
2) Use the Universal Installer from PendriveLinux.com to create a bootable USB of Mint. I' ve used this installer for several releases now, and it always works great.
3) When you boot from the USB, if you have any troubles getting to a desktop or having the screens display properly, then you need to intervene in the boot process by changing boot parms.
IF you want more details on modifying the boot parms, please post on the Mint forums -- and I will gladly help you there.
Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17; MS Win 8.1.
Will not respond to PM requests for support -- use the forums.