I got recently a new machine with a fresh Windows7 installation. I want to install Ubuntu alongside Windows. At first I ran Wubi installation. When it completed and I tried to boot into Ubuntu, I was presented with a colorful assortment of dots on the screen colored generally in the Ubuntu color palette. Switching to the textual prompt seemed to work.
Without thinking too much about why that happened, I blamed Windows and Wubi (an old instinct). So I decided to make a "real" installation; i.e., run the installation from a CD and partition my disks. After doing that, I got almost to the same result. Actually the installation froze at about 90%. I waited for about 40 minutes without the progress bar moving. The mouse was active and I could explore the menus in the upper right corner. After that I switched to a textual session and typed
sudo shutdown -r 0.
After the reboot I got again the fuzzy dots. I get this screen almost immediately after GRUB. I don't even see the loading screen. Any ideas how to solve that?
My system is Intel i5 with 8GB RAM and Nvidia GTX570.
ISO image MD5 is correct and the CD was verified after the burning.