Please be patient, I am new to the Linux world. I am running Win XP on an old desktop PC. I want to install Ubuntu over or beside Windows. The mobo is Matsonic MS9388E. The onboard graphics adapter is described as: "Embedded 3D Ultra AGP VGA" The PC has only 512MB memory installed.
I downloaded Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 and burnt a CD. I booted from the CD. It went straight into Linux boot type output on the screen - all looking 'normal'. After a long time (5/10 minutes) I got the dreaded 'low graphics mode' message. Clicking OK got me the 'what would you like to do' menu. I tried the various options but can get nowhere.
I am concluding that the Ubuntu CD cannot support my onboard graphics. Would this be a good assumption? But what to do about it? I see lots of 'sudo' talk in other posts - but I don't speak sudo :(
I've looked at this Question - but it only covers "low graphics mode" AFTER installation - my problem occurs DURING the installation.