Linux Mint is alive and kicking on my machine! A process not entirely snag-free but I got ‘er done after mucking with the BIOS.
I bored all the children with tales of my life before I had them, working in tech support and installing OSes. “Why, back then we had floppy drives! You kids don’t know what it is, this wondrous age you live in!” Zzzzz. You know though, it was such a pain in the ass. The first time I installed Linux I couldn’t even use my CD-ROM drive because there wasn’t a driver for it. I had to WRITE MY OWN DRIVER.
I did, too.
Uphill both ways!