okay... I tried many approaches to install Ubuntu 12.xxx on my new Asus notebook with varying degrees of failure...
First: I'm not a newbie but I'm as frustrated as one!
Install from USB DVD drive: The install went well. Re-booted machine. choose ubuntu and it errors with a MBR file error (can't remember the exact wording - something to do with missing the file. Choosing to boot W7 works fine.
Install from USB Stick: Couldn't get machine to recognize the .iso
Install into Oracle's Vbox: Got the boot splash screen, then hangs with a zillion errors. Note: I didn't have any problems installing ubuntu in Vbox on my iMac and it run's great.
Installed using wubi: Installed fine but get errors when booting ubuntu (it doesn't find the needed wubi files).
I downloaded to the C: drive and tried installing from there - no luck.
For kicks: I tried running Slax Linux .iso from a USB stick and it runs fine.
Did I use the correct .iso? (I tried 12.04.0 and 12.04.1 both 32 and 64 bit versions. I simply downloaded them from the download link and didn't use/look for an alternate version.
Do I need to do something special when burning the .iso to disc? What?
I did read tons of posts but, no luck with finding the solution.
Any help is appreciated... thanks