Installed on the 4th attempt. I purchased Linux Mint 14 from "ShopLinuxOnLine.com" and attempted to load it on a clean hard drive. The disk is also "live" and it worked perfectly, except for loading. It would copy all files properly and then stall. On the 4th try, I switched to the drive that is loaded with Windows XP and tried again. I also did one thing differently. I had checked the "automatic" box on the first three tries, but on this one, I decided to enter a user name and password. That is what made the difference. The software immediately installed and everything is running fine (and very FAST). I have one more major project today and that is to load "Wine." I use "Replay Music" and have been advised that it will function properly using Wine.