I'm quite sure many others had the same problem as me but I just can't quite understand it when I looked at the answers, so hopefully this thread can help me, in simple terms please.
Basically using a legit version of 12.04 CD I could install it perfectly, with the exception that wireless won't connect. I tried lots of commands but nothing would work.
I tried upgrading to 12.10 since I saw a Youtube video of a guy having the same laptop having the same problem with 12.04 and he said that 12.10 worked.
I downloaded 12.10 from the Ubuntu site and wrote to DVD. I then installed it, everything looked great. When I rebooted it however, it would ultimately get to a black page asking for my login and password. So I did that.
What came next was:
Last login: blah blah Welcome to Ubuntu 12.10 (GNU/Linux 3.5.0-17-generic 1686) *Documentation: http://help.ubuntu.com/ System information as of Mon Feb 24 blah blah System load: 0.16 Usage of /: 0.2% of 450.40 GB (what??? I have hdd 500gb) Memory Usage: 0% Swap Usage: 0% Processes: 129 Users Logged in: 0 Graph this data and manage this system at htpp://landscape.canonical.com/ New release '13.04' available. Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it. The programs included with the Ubuntu system are free software; the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright Ubuntu comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by applicable law. cindyseah@ubuntu123456789:~$
I'm dying here. Please help me. My laptop's been dead (like, not booting to desktop) for more than a month now. A student really needs her laptop.