Did a 12.10 install to a raw, fresh out of the box, hard-drive. Installation completed without errors, but the laptop (a Dell Inspiron 1750) won't boot. I'm not talking about getting a purple screen; it seems much more like Grub(?) isn't pointing to the boot partition. I can run 12.10 from a flash drive, or live CD, and r/w to the computer hard-drive, so I would say it isn't any sort of an I/O error.
Anybody have any clues? BTW, using 32 bit Ubuntu.
P.S. While I'm at it, running live, and installing from, the flash-drive runs the monitor brightness at about 30%. It's impossible to see in the daylight, and trying to use the brightness setup tool does nothing. The laptop BIOS is set to 100% brightness whether on AC or battery.