I had a solution for my HP Mini 110, which may work for you. My issue was that Ubuntu would start booting, but the dots would stop at some point, and there would not be any disk activity on the USB key. The system was hung.
I remembered that there were some power management issues under some other version of ubuntu, so I added the options:
The first one is the one which seems to make the difference. The second one is harmless but is not required, as far as I can see.
To add this option do the following:
- When booting from the USB, if you made your USB key with unetbootin, Press TAB to edit the options.
- insert acpi=off on the command line. This is the line where you also see word like quiet or splash
- Boot your machine.
Proceed with the installation. When you will reboot, you will have a similar manual change to do the first time. You will need to add the same option on the boot line. This time, you select the first line, but instead of pressing Enter, press letter e to edit it.
Once the installed Ubuntu is started, you need to edit the file:
- sudo vi /etc/defaults/grub
insert the acpi=off on the line that starts with GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT. Then enter the command:
Your computer startup should be updated. My only issue on my HP Mini 110 is that when I do a shutdown, it does not completely shutdown. The disk is still properly flushed, and there is no apparent data loss. But this is better than no linux at all.