I can't install Ubuntu (12.10 and 12.04) (also tried Mint) on Z585 (Lenovo IdeaPad Z585 AMD A8-4500M 1.90GHz 8GB 1TB DVDRW DL FreeDOS 15.6" HD AMD Radeon HD7670 2GB).
I tested all possible options and still no luck so this is my call for the help.. Hope that someone knows something that is not yet listed:)
EDIT the steps I made:
- disable UEFI (also tried with enabled)
- Attempt to install Ubuntu from DVD
- Select "Install Ubuntu"
- Change options: acpi=off; nomodeset (tried all combinations)
- Press enter.
Result: Shown a black screen with blinking cursor- no errors no nothing, I can't enter anything and I can only turn off the laptop via shut button (by holding it) so I never got trough installation (Same thing I get if I do "Try" instead of "install").
Note that I had no trouble installing Windows 7.
p.s. I also tried the following:
BTW I get stuck every time on black screen with blinking cursor only.