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I have a HP Pavilion g4-1363la Notebook PC with the i3 Core CPU and Intel HD3000 graphics.
I had Windows 8 on it, but i guess it got corrupted somehow or something, it wouldn't start up anymore. My uncle, who somewhat knows a thing or 2 about computers, says that i need a new OS, because it was missing or something, so i checked out this Ubuntu & saw that u could install it to a laptop via USB flash drive, i have done everything i need (at least i think i have), every time i turn on my laptop, it shows me the Ubuntu install menu.
The options that i have are:
"Try Ubuntu without installing"
"Check for disc for defects"
"Boot from first hard disk"
The first 3 options takes me to a black screen, then the screen sorda turns off. "Test memory" takes me to a blue screen with a bunch of weird statistics that i have no idea what it is for, then i have options like "(ESC)Reboot" - "(c)configuration" - "(SP)scroll_lock" - "(CR)scroll_unlock". The "Boot from first hard disk" also takes me to the black screen till the screen turns off, unless i hit enter, it shows me the installing menu again.
I really need help installing Ubuntu, do i really need to repair my laptop?? am i missing something? or am i doing something wrong??