I tried ubuntu first, got it running the first try, but I want Linux Mint 5. It's basically ubuntu with some changes, has more preinstalled software that is hard to get otherwise etc. I tried AT LEAST 10 GUIDES ON THE INTERNET, succeeded in booting it, but failed at persistent mode. IT JUST WON'T DO IT. I am quite experienced in computers, intermediate in linux. It seems that there is something wrong with the editing of syslinux.cfg to get it in persistent mode. I tried every method, but nothing. PLEASE HELP!