I recently installed 12.04 alongside Windows 8 on my ASUS laptop. I ran boot repair after the install in order for grub to show up and let me have a choice between windows and Ubuntu. However, upon choosing Ubuntu the system hangs at a purple screen and the recovery mode goes to black. I have integrated graphics (Intel HD 4000). Please let me know what information I need to provide/how to get that information. I've been through multiple posts on this issue but the solutions didn’t seem applicable since I don’t have access to a terminal. Any help would be very appreciated.
Attempts at fixing this: Editing the kernel by removing quiet splash, replacing with nomodeset, no splash, and all other similar suggestions. RESULT: No effect. No dump of information on the screen. Additionally, Ctrl+X would not work. Had to F10 out of the editor.
Should I reinstall? Installing it through my flash drive (the current installation) alongside Windows 8 was very sketchy. I had to make three partitions one for the ext4 file system, one for swap, and one for a reserved boot space.