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I'm trying to install ubuntu on my Inspiron 580 (Intel Core i3 4Gb Ram Intel HD Graphics) but am having no success installing from CD or Windows installer all result in a purple rapidly flashing screen with the Ubuntu with 5 dots below it splash which doesn't change. I have tried releases 12.04.1 LTS (CD and windows installer), 11.10 (CD after reading it was certified for the 580) and today 12.10 (CD) all produce the same install failure. My Dell 1704PT monitor is connected to the intel HD board using an HDMI to DVI adaptor though I have tried a VGA cable and still got the same flashing screen.

Any help gratefully received as i want to get away from Windows 7 Home Premium.

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Try installing wubi.exe of the live CD from windows and follow the steps from there.

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Thank you for your prompt response.I have tried this route I follow the instructions on screen tick the reboot option. Once rebooted i end up at the same flashing screen – AndrewC Oct 26 '12 at 17:48

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