"I downloaded the ISO and booted up the distribution. I was
expecting to see a live desktop from which I could install the
distribution to the local disk, but was instead dumped to a
terminal. There was no mention of this issue in the release notes
or on the Linux Mint website, but after some digging I found out
that I needed to set the nomodeset option. With that option in
place, Linux Mint LXDE 11 booted up just fine. I mention it here
because the LXDE version of the distribution will often appeal to
people running Linux on older hardware.
"I also installed the distribution in VirtualBox for the purpose
of grabbing the screenshots in the rest of this article."