This is NEW installation to dual boot computer with XP, I finally got 12.10 to load if I go into "recovery mode" (which I have 2 separate versions for some reason, I think it is because I tried to install Ubuntu and Lynx so many times) under "advanced options",then "boot system normal". I have been trying to figure out 1, if I need proprietary driver for my video card "Visiontek VTKRAD7K64P", and 2, how in the world to install proprietary driver if I need it? My system; Home built computer Asus mother board K8V-X 2 or 3 GB ram 320 GB hard drive partitioned for dual boot Obviously I am new to Ubuntu, so please do not assume I know any "zip" terms or phrases, I can function in "terminal" if given command. Any help would be MUCH appreciated.
12.10 is an old, unsupported development release of Ubuntu with End of Life May 16 2014. There is no reason to use it for new installs. Instead use Ubuntu 14.04.