I was trying to install Ubuntu 13 on my new lenovo computer with haswell processor and nvidia G750M. I have never installed linux before and learned basic unix commands last week.
I was following a guide: Unable to install Ubuntu on Lenovo Y500
However, I got to the part where I was able to install Ubuntu successfully, but now I can't open it (the screen turns off when it opens).
I need to be able to finish the final steps, in order to fix my issues but I can't seem to locate the partition linux is on, everything is a GPT partition table with no labels when i do fdisk -l :
5) After the install is complete, boot again with your USB and select "Try Ubuntu" and let it boot to the text console.
You will not be able to use this new Ubuntu install until you edit this grub.cfg as well. To do this, first mount this new partition, and then edit the grub.cfg as above in the Ubuntu editor of your choice (vi, nano, etc).
sudo mkdir /mnt/newinstall sudo mount /mnt/newinstall /dev/sdb8 sudo vi /mnt/newinstall/boot/grub/grub.conf (Same edits as listed in step 3. Also on my install Ubuntu was on the 8th partition > /dev/sdb8. Yours may vary so check it first!) ** Note the file is write protected, so make sure you use ":w!" to write from vi.
Trying to input those exact commands gives me:
/mnt/newinstall is not a block device
I really want to start using Ubuntu but I can't without changing the one line in
grub.conf (i think)