I have a new MSI GT70 with windows 8, which has the new UEFI settings, and it just won't install ubuntu 12.10. I have tried a lot of different options to try and install it. I have tried using
acpi=off,but everything has failed. I have even tried going into the bios and turning off
secure boot, and switched it over to
legacy mode. All have got me somewhere in the installation, but it will not actually install ubuntu. By the way I have been using a CD.
At first when I just tried to install ubuntu without any special stuff from the bios, a screen with four options would appear. The top option was
try ubuntu without installing, then
install ubuntu, then
OEM, and finally
check disc for defects. Any option I hit enter on would cause my computer to just go to a black screen.
Next I tried to switch the bios settings to turning off
secure boot, and switching it to
legacy mode. After I did this, I got the furthest with the installation, but it still failed. What happened was, it brought up a new ubuntu menu where six items appeared. They were the same as before with two additional ones that said
boot from first hard drive and something else I cannot remember.If I entered into any of these options, it would display a bunch of code in like a command prompt, but then at the end, it would go to a black screen yet again.
My computer has two internal drives on it, one 128gb SSD and another 750gb HDD. Let me know if you need anymore info. I really need to install ubuntu for school. Someone please help. Thanks in advance.