I just got my new laptop, a lenovo ideapad u430, but I can't install ubuntu. I'm not a complete noob, I've installed ubuntu in other computers before, but this one is giving me problems. I got it to boot from the usb (13.04) but the first installation screen is barely visible, very, very dark, and nothing seems to work. If I press enter when the orange screen with the small keyboard logo appears, it gives me a menu to either install or use ubuntu, but if I choose any of the options it tries to start and then just freezes and the screen is either black or show some logs of what it was doing. If I try to install the 13.10 I get a black screen after the purple screen with the small keyboard icon on the bottom.
I then tried and managed to install ubuntu 12.04, it seems to work more or less, but when I upgraded the computer boots to a black screen, then only way to make it work is by booting with the 3.2 kernel. I reinstall ubunte 12.04 and as soon as I updated the kernel files same black screen.
I would love to get ubuntu 13.10 working, but I need at least to be able to use the new kernels.
These are the specs of my laptop: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Lenovo-IdeaPad-U430-Touch-Ultrabook.100623.0.html