I've downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 and put it on a usb stick using unetbootin. I successfully booted the USB, Ubuntu starts and I see the classic Ubutnu splash screen. Then the computer freezes. Disk is not reading (as far as I can say from the disk icon), nothing is happening. Next time I did this I pressed
ESC to see some output:
I was wondering, maybe the disk has some problems so I tried to use "check the disk for defects", but no errors found.
I've tried to burn the ISO file to a CD - the same. The md5 verifies the ISO file is ok. I've even tried Linux Mint and I experienced exactly same problem with slighly different text messages.
Two notes: I've had dualboot with Windows and those are still working properly, so I don't think this is hardware issue. I have a ext4 partition on the disk - could that interfere somehow? I can format it, but I am lazy to do that unless necessary.
Dell latitude e5410.
Thx for any help.