My "go to" machine is my Samsung Chromebook. I have two dated machines that I use from time to time. The one upstairs is a Starling netbook outputted to a 20" monitor.
I had Cinnamon Mint 16 on this machine but was not careful enough copying my /home directory to an external drive for backup. Something bad happened because the files disappeared and I could no longer boot into Mint. It seems stuff like this is more likely to happen when earlier in the day one thinks of installing an alternative Linux distro. Maybe on a subconscious level I wanted to bork it so I could install Peppermint.
One of the things I really liked about earlier installs of Peppermint was its relationship to Linux Mint. In particular its use of Mint Install. I love the feature of choosing a Level of updates. I always choose 3 and never had a borked system from "security updates". Prior to using Mint Ubuntu "security updates" in due time always borked my system.
This happened with my last Peppermint (4) install which was working wonderfully and then a Ubuntu "security update" game through the pipes. After that my system would not boot up. I am really enjoying Peppermint but am missing the leveled updates. Let's hope the know what's good for me Ubuntu "security updates" don't get me again.