I'm trying to install kubuntu to dual boot with windows 8 on my laptop from a CD I burned, but selecting any option from the grub menu causes a blank screen, and the CD drive stops after a short while. The MD5 of the .iso was correct and I ran the check utility on the CD on another computer and it found no errors. The other computer is also able to load the installer.
I found several dozen solutions to similar problems that haven't worked for me, most people seem to be able to get past the grub menu and get a black screen after they try to boot the OS. On the laptop I'm trying to install on, booting from the CD goes directly to the grub menu, with the options "Start kubuntu / OEM installation (for manufacturers) / Check disk for errors". Choosing any of these simply goes to a blank screen, and doesn't (seem to) read anything from the disk. Per this, I tried changing the end of the linux boot command from
quiet splash to
--verbose single, but the example in that thread used a different boot command to begin with. I've also seen a lot of talk about
nomodeset, but that seems to relate to something later in the process.
I have integrated graphics (on intel), and the disk is a DVD-R. Any suggestions?