I'm attempting to install Mint 17.1 and have succesfully used Universal USB Installer to create a bootable USB stick. When booting up Mint the pleasing loading screen fails to make an appearance and instead the Grub menu is shown.
How should I proceed to install Linux Mint on this machine?
I have attempted the same proces using YUMI but in this case the machine reverts to the BIOS settings instead of loading Mint / Grub from the USB stick.
To clarify, I'm not intent on dual booting with Windows 8 but replacing the Windows installation with Mint.