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Without going into unnecessary detail, I purchased a laptop with Win8 pre-installed, spent a couple days troubleshooting/learning how to get Ubuntu 12.10 to load up from both a flash drive and a DVD-R.
I can boot to the GRUB2 screen, but either choice of trying to install Ubuntu or loading it without install sends me to blank/black screen. The bits I've found from other threads has pointed to this possibly not having an Ubuntu-specific driver installed for my graphics card.
Here is what I need to install: http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/amd-driver-installer-catalyst-13.1-linux-x86.x86_64.zip
The problem is that this unzips to a .RUN file...
How do I install a .RUN file from within Windows 8? Any ideas? I'm new at this so I might be behind on some of the technical jargon... will try my best. Any help is much appreciated.