i have downloaded linux mint using a USB followed all instructions and removed the USB stick as requested but it failed to boot on restart. it boots ok with the stick connected. i have changed it to boot from the hard drive and still no joy. i can access the terminal when the stick is on and all i need are the instructions to enable it to boot without the usb stick.
Samsung N210 10.1 inch notebook
came with windows 7 and i selected to use the whole disk when i installed Debian on it, the same when i installed mint and removed debian.