This is my first time experience with any Linux OS. I am trying to dual boot linux Mint to my Toshiba Satellite Win 8.1 laptop(64 bit). I searched google on how to dual boot linux mint and below are the steps I have done so far:
- Created a manual partition in my Win 8 laptop.
- Downloaded linuxmint-17.1-cinnamon-64bit iso file via torrent. I have burnt the iso file to my USB memory stick using unetbootin tool(unetbootin-windows-608).
- As suggested I have disabled secure boot and my Boot mode is set as UEFI by default.
Now when I reboot I do get the below 2 options:
- Start Linux Mint
- Start Linux Mint with compatibility mode
Either option I choose gives me a blank screen and nothing much. I am not sure what is the issue and how to proceed further.