This is in regards to Ubuntu 12.10. I am not able to boot the live environment just gives me output then blanks out and stays at flashing cursor, I am however able to boot up the installer and connect to wifi and install the os no problem however it will not boot up and I'm not sure why is booting like normal printing out the list of starting services and what not then just stops and sits forever. I'm thinking it could be graphics related since the machine never starts X (i think). Any input will be greatly appreciated and I will be happy to provide more information to help solve the problem, thank you all.
IMHO, 12.10 is a bit heavy for a netbook anyway. Try 12.04, with Unity2d or another lightweight environment, and follow the [Poulsbo wiki](to work around the black screen problem).
Basically, if hit with a black screen when booting from USB, press
After the installation, run
...the end result should look look like this
Apply the GRUB configuration by running
You could then also try searching for Additional Drivers in the Dash and install the CedarView driver.
Hope that works.