I've tried installing Ubuntu 12.10 both with Wubi and from live CD (USB actually), neither of which was successful.
With Wubi, installing it inside Windows, it gives a black screen after the first reboot. Sometimes it writes:
"Completing the Ubuntu installation. For more installation boot options, press ESC now... 10...9...8... 0"
and than it freezes again. I also tried pressing ESC and, choosing any of the options, it still freezes.
I've searched on the internet and people say to use
nomodeset after pressing F6, but I never get to the screen where I can press F6. So I added
nomodeset by hand after
quiet splash inside the file
wubildr-disk.cfg (I also tried to take away the
quiet splash without any sucessful result).
I also tried with the regular installation as a dual-boot.
I can copy Ubuntu live CD onto USB key with Unetbootin and when I do the boot from the USB key, it freezes after Unetbootin asks whether to install Ubuntu/try Ubuntu/check for errors on the CD/etc.
Here, I've also tried out the
nomodeset trick in the boot file but it failed.
I think the problem is connected with the Nvidia card but I don't now how to solve it.
I have an Acer Aspire 5750G, Intel Core i3, Nvidia GT520m, Windows 7
PS: My first choice would be to install Ubuntu inside Windows (I already had it this way but it blew up when I did the upgrade to 12.04).