I bought a laptop yesterday and it came with Windows 8, I tried it, but I did not like it at all.
So I've tried installing Ubuntu with a live usb and it did not work.
The versions I've tried so far are: 12.04.03 x64, 12.10 x64, 13.10 x64.
I've tried booting with usb as I mentioned above, none worked so I tried with a livedisc which turned out to not work either.
I've tried disable secureboot which got me somewhat further, but this message came: "stopping cpu interrupts balancing daemon" and the screen turned white and nothing more happened. After that I disabled the UEFI and quiet boot, wich got me even further until I met commandlines only.
Programs used: Linux live usb creator, Universal usb installer.
I also tried Winmd5Sum to check if the iso. files I downloaded were intact, and they were. I have one idea left, which is to use a windows disc or usb and format the drive completely, but not sure if that would work.
I want ubuntu as a stand alone OS, and not dual booting by the way.
Any ideas on how to fix it?
Edit: new message appeared, "root isn't set" and it turns to white.