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I got SICK AND TIRED of Windows 8, so I decided I was gonna install Ubuntu. I burned 12.04 LTS to a disc, but it just stayed there with a black screen. Sometimes I'd get lucky and have a flashing screen from blac to purple, other times I'd get REALLY lucky and have a solid screen, and if I moved the mouse up, I could see the cursor there. I tried putting
nomodeset in the boot commands, but it says something along the lines of "Command not recognized" and comes up with the flashing screen. The same stuff happens when I use a live USB with 13.04.
I am using a Dell XPS 8700. I tried turning off Secure Boot, but the same thing happens.
If anyone can help me, I gove you my thanks in advance.