I'm trying to install Kubuntu 13.04 on my laptop from a live USB. The live USB works fine, graphics, wireless etc. It all works. Installation works as well, but when I try to start the newly installed Kubuntu from the hard drive I first get a flashing Kubuntu logo, then just flickering lines, mostly white.
From that point I can't switch to a terminal or do anything other than the MagicSysRq combo. The same thing happens if I start with xforcevesa. If I start with nomodeset or radeon.modeset=0, I just end up with a black screen where the MagicSysRq combo doesn't work, but a quick press on the power button shuts the computer off immediately which tells me the kernel crashed.
The computer is a Dell Studio 1555 laptop with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 graphics card.
I have reinstalled without updates so that only packages from the live USB were installed. How can the live USB work, but not the installed version? Thank you for any help!
EDIT: To clarify, I never get past the kernel loading after installing to the hard drive.