To my dismay, I have attempted to install several Linux systems in the past month. I have tried Oz Unity's Star Sapphire 3 times now without success. The first time it installed without issue, restarted after removing cd just fine,but after updating and trying to launch Steam and install Steam games. On reboot, it hung overnight and went to a black screen with lots of errors.
I restarted and chose the recovery option but nothing worked and fdsk did not fix it, it hung overnight at 2%. I decided to reinstall, installation hung and went to 's to skip or m for manual recovery', manual recovery just gave more error messaes and I did not feel confident to tackle this.
So I tried another install, this time I wiped the hard drive with Webroot System Eraser and it seemed to be going a thousand times quicker but hung at install after a couple of error messages about Glib while copying files: 'Source ID 3498 etc was not found when attempting to remove it'. I did select Erase all files and install at the splash screen as there was no other option for install (even though I had wiped the drive).
After reading a post about Steam games not working in Star Sapphire I decided to try Ubuntu 14.04.1 as several forums suggested Steam works in Ubuntu. It seemed to install fine but on reboot I get a black screen with copious process error messages. No Grub. System Rescue Cd provided no fixes.
The last attempted reinstall today with Ubuntu 14.04.1 in UEFI, the install process went all the way to restart, I tried to install updated while configuring hardware and that failed, at the prompt I removed the cd and press enter, then a black screen for ages, then appeared '[195.952592] systemd-udevd (348): timeout 'mtp-probe/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.3 1 4', a very, very long delay then, Purple Ubuntu loading screen for another very long time, then black, it then switched off. When I switched it back on a purple boarder appeared around the edge then black - nothing. I hard powered it off and back on, black screen, no grub.
I am at my wits end! I am desperate NOT to go back to Windows (it kept hanging after 20-30 mins after bootup) and want a Linux OS.
My system may have a lot to do with it but I also suspect the BIOS setting are not working. It is a 2013 (less than 2 years old) Medion Akoya with Windows 8 pre-installed (was as it has since been wiped). I have followed all the Ubuntu official guides for UEFI turning off 'Secure Boot' etc. I've tried changing boot type from UEFI to Dual to Legacy. I have promoted the boot sequence to CDROM.
Nothing is working and I feel like I have a $500 brick that used to be the center of our home entertainment.
Laptop: Medion Akoya E6232 (MD 99222) notebook Processor: Intel 3rd gen Core i3 2.5GHz Intel Core i3-3120M RAM: 4.00 GB Intergrated Graphics Card: Intel HD 4000 Internal storage: 500GB