I just purchased HP G7-1310US and tried to install Natty but ran into two problems.
1) I boot from liveCD and Ubuntu runs fine no video problem what so ever ( I had to close the lid and open and then disply would show up). After that I used install option and then screen becomes blank after a while. I read the other thread,( Is It Possible to Install 11.10 on an HP Pavilion g7 Notebook? )setting nomodeset kernel option but it did not help to resolve black screen. I also tried wubi installation method but the same result with the same problem. I tried installing 12.04 from LiveCD as well as wubi but no go.
2) I tried to install from liveCD (non-wubi method) but I can not create extended partition as HD already has 4 primaray partitions: came with preinstalled Win7, HPRecovery, HP Tools and the other primary partiton. How can I install using this pre-existing 4 primary partition? Any suggestion.
Here is the display of the video card display that does not tell me anything as far as manufacturer goes:
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo lshw -C display; lsb_release -a; uname -a
description: VGA compatible controller product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 2 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0 version: 09 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom configuration: driver=i915 latency=0 resources: irq:42 memory:c0000000-c03fffff memory:b0000000-bfffffff ioport:4000(size=64) No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu precise (development branch) Release: 12.04 Codename: precise Linux ubuntu 3.2.0-17-generic #26-Ubuntu SMP Fri Feb 17 21:35:49 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux