I bought this machine with Windows 7 pre-installed (only option) and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 from CD.
The system is set up, Windows is running fine. So I put my Ubuntu disc in the drive, and restart the computer. A purple screen shows up (with a keyboard and figure at the bottom center) briefly, and then the screen goes blank with a blinking cursor. No boot menu, nothing.
I tried going into BIOS to see if boot from CD is enabled. I guess it is, because there is no button to enable or disable it.
Can someone point me to some instructions or offer some help? I imagine I'm not the only one with this problem, but I can't find anything. I don't want to use Wubi because I'm going to be doing a lot of programming (and testing for computation efficiency) so I want a clean partition.
Thank you sincerely for any help.