Need Help Installing Ubuntu For The First Time
I cannot seem to find a way to successfully install ubuntu 11.04 on my new laptop, the screen becomes black and gray after I try to boot from my usb and install ubuntu. I will include the specs for my computer at the bottom. What do I need to do to fix the graphics problem or to see the installation procedures? I have tried the 32 and 64 bit versions of 11.04 and both have given me the same black screen
I can hear the sound of ubuntu loading up in the background, but I cant see anything. Also, when I choose to boot from my usb, which option should I select when prompted on the first screen with "ubuntu" on the top and bottom? No matter which of the options I have tried, my screen still displays black and gray bars.
Processor: Intel core i5-2520M 2.5GHz 3MB Cache
Memory: 4GB RAM with 1 DIMM
Internal Backlit Keyboard
500GB 7200rpm Hard drive
NVIDIA NVS 4200M 512MB DDR with Discrete Graphics
Those are the main specs of the laptop. It is currently running windows 7 64 bit. Thanks in advance for the help, I am really excited to try out ubuntu whenever I can figure out how to install it.