Ok, rebooted with the new live cd and had a few problems. It got to the main screen ok and I selected Start Linux Mint. From there, the screen went black followed by some scrolling white text. I did make something out about a microcode load problem. Does this sound like a problem with the disk? I tried it a second time with the same issues. From this point, I'm thinking I should try to burn another cd from a different source. Any suggestions?