I recently bought a Sony Vaio SVT13115FLS, first try to partition the hard drive and install ubuntu from a live usb, it not works because the Laptop never recognized the boot. Then I tried with Wubi, it works in a first moment, but once I open Windows, Wubi never worked again. Now (the ultime option to run Ubuntu) I install the virtual machine(VirtualBox ORACLE) and install Ubuntu 12.04 all works fine until the final step when is necessary restart the system in order to complete the install, When I did click restart the virtual machine is closed, and the install of Ubuntu never is completed.
i think https://help.ubuntu.com/community/VMware/Tools and
links will help you..