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I have a windows 8 laptop, 64 bit OS, x64 based processor. I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 LTS matching all of these specs. I go to boot it, and I hit "install Ubuntu" but it just gives me a blank screen. I let it sit for 10 minutes, but it didn't change, so I tried it again. Same result. I tried running Ubuntu without installing and it still didn't work. Any suggestions?? And am I supposed to run wubi.exe file??

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marked as duplicate by Warren Hill, Thomas Ward, stephenmyall, Eliah Kagan, Eric Carvalho Jul 12 '13 at 0:08

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

when you have the options to "install ubuntu" and "try ubuntu" select the option you want and hit e. now with the arrow keys navigate to the part where it seays quiet splash and change it quiet splash to nomodeset press ctrl+x to boot. you might have to do the same when you have installed ubuntu.

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oh aparently this is only valid for Nvidea video cards. – Wouter Jul 11 '13 at 13:13

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