I have a Dell XPS 15z Laptop with an Intel Core i7, 6 GB ram, and an NVIDIA graphics card.
I can install the 32-bit version of Ubuntu with no problems at all. But when I try to install the 64-bit version, as soon as I select the optical drive to boot from (e.g. cd/dvd) the screen goes blank apart from a flashing cursor and nothing happens.
I've tried booting from CD, DVD, USB, external harddrive and always the same problem.
I have a similar problem with my Dell XPS 8300 desktop. It is absolutely fine with the 32-bit Ubuntu but when I attempt to boot from cd it just goes straight into loading Windows.
I would like to install and use the 64-bit version of Ubuntu as I am processing very large genomic datasets.