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This is my first ever attempt at working with Ubuntu. I only installed Windows in the past.. I purchased new hardwares this week and I would really like to give Ubuntu a chance (especially since I don't want to buy another Windows license).

The hardware specifications:

Processor: AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor

Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard

Hard disk 1: SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128D/AM 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD). This is my boot drive

Hard disk 2: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD5000HHTZ 500GB 10000 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - This is a backup drive where I installed Windows Vista, until I can get Ubuntu to work.

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2x8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM

Graphics Card: ASUS HD7850-DC2-2GD5 Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16

I have downloaded and tried to install both Ubuntu 64 bit and Kubuntu 64 bit (both 12.04). Both always fail to copy a file during installation or get hanged during installation to SSD. I have burned two copies of Ubuntu 12.04 and both CD failed

I have installed Vista on the HDD drive. Is it possible to install the Ubuntu on that drive?

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I have resolved this issue by removing one of the RAM during install.

Now I am attempting to get the ASUS HD7850 properly working.

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