i currently have windows 7 64-bit installed. I'm attempting obtain a dual boot system with Linux.
I initially tried to install Linux mint 12 64-bit. It gets to the grub interface, i select the live boot, and somewhere along the process of checking of what im guessing are the drivers for sata, usb etc. it just freezes. If i unplug and plug in something like a USB, it detects and prints those events, so it's not completely frozen.
I then tried to install ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and the exact same thing happened. I attempted again by removing all USB peripherals, besides the keyboard, but still no avail.
Is it perhaps that linux does not support my motherboard?
My System specs
Motherboard : Intel DX58SO
CPU : Intel Core i7 960
Graphics Card : Gigabyte Geforce GTX560
RAM: Kingston 1300mhz 2Gb x2 (4GB)
HDD: seagate 500GB SATA
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I have managed to install ubuntu by using the alternative text-based installer, but now when i boot linux, everything is squashed and unreadable. This leads me to believe that there is no support for my graphics card or it is flawed. Is there a way around this so that i can get to cmdline and install nvidia's drivers?