I have repeatedly tried to install 13.04 on my minitower to no avail. The installation invariably stops with a totally black screen - or frozen cursor on a black screen - after the splash screen.
First, I thought it was an UEFI problem, but it didn't get better after disabling UEFI. Second, I figured it must be a problem with the graphics card, but the installation still stalled after when using nomodset, and also the acpi = off and nolapic.
I have basically tried everything in these articles: UEFI and My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it?. Moreover, I have checked disks and memory and found no faults, and the BIOS has been upgraded to the latest version. Both CD and USB booting has been tried.
Could it be that installing 13.04 on this PC is actually impossible?
Note: This PC already got Win 7 on it, but I want to erase that and replace it with Ubuntu. In other words; I am not looking to dual boot.
Spec: Asrock X79 Xtreme6 P2.20 motherboard with Intel i7-3820, no overclocking, 16 GB memory, AMD HD 6870 graphics card.