While installing Ubuntu 13.04 on my hcl laptop. I am getting error which is "gpu lookup failed". I have tried everything possible. please help me. thank you. Let me explain my full problem. after booting when the start screen comes with Ubuntu logo and some dots flashing .after that instead of showing the option to try or install ,there comes the background screen which is also not with proper background but has some distorted marking on it. and after that it remain like this while the cursor can be moved freely .after 3or5 minute it hangs there and then the black screen comes with message on top saying gpu lookup failed ,and it tries again saying starting again it repeats saying that gpu lookup failed. one more thing my laptop is of year 2007 and there is one update for it also in 2010 but I have not updated my bios . could it be the cause.
This might be the case that you graphics card drivers are missing or a related issue. To disable your graphics card while installing, insert your bootable disk and restart your machine and boot from the bootable device.
The following part is referred from My computer boots to black screen.
When you see this:
press F6 and press Enter and select English:
Press F6, use the arrow keys to go down to
nomodeset, and press Enter. An x will appear to its left. Then press Esc, and press Enter to "Try Ubuntu without installing."
You can also try
acpi = off and
nomodset also shows up as a black screen.