Originally Posted by yancek
If you try Peppermint again, it would be a good idea to keep notes on the installation for each step, what works what doesn't and if you get an error post back what the exact error is. Might be able to get better help then.
Thanks again Yancek,
I just spent the last hour or so downloading & re burning the Peppermint iso the installation went perfectly this time no hitches or errors reported it came to the end ejected the disc, rebooted the system straight into "Out of Disk" Then "Grub Rescue" at the command prompt, I really don't have a clue what to try next but I think there's clearly no point trying another Installation disc, It looks like the machine must be the problem, could there be something about the bios that's preventing grub from loading or is it possible to install grub from a separate disk or another boot loader such as lilo,I know I'm just clutching at straws but I just don't understand what an be wrong or what I'm doing wrong.