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This is my first time really getting to know Linux. I'm booting Ubuntu 12.10 on my HP G65 Notebook, which is pre installed with Windows 7 64 bit, from a live USB. The HP loads just fine and proceeds to try to boot Ubuntu but it freezes up on a black screen with
syslinux 4.06 edd 2012-10-23 copyright (c) 1994-2012 H. petter Anvin et al and a blinking bar under it at the top.
I'm tired of windows and I want something far more stable. And try to keep the talk on a noob understandable level.