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I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on a new Lenovo G505 with Windows 8. I am admittedly not much of a computer person, and have not been able to get Ubuntu to fully install. So far, I have:

  • partitioned the hard drive
  • created a bootable USB
  • disabled Fast Boot
  • disabled Secure Boot
  • Enabled legacy mode

When I boot from the USB I get the option to try or install Ubuntu. No matter what I pick, I then see the opening purple Ubuntu screen for about 15 seconds, then a really fast script, and then the screen goes black and the installation hangs up. I have to restart the computer to try again.

What am I doing wrong, and how do I get rid of this horrible Windows 8?!

Thanks so much for the help!

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Which Lenovo do you have? –  Mr.Lee Mar 27 '14 at 3:35
It's the most recent G505 with 4gb ram and a 500gb harddrive. –  user262419 Mar 28 '14 at 4:53

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