Ok so I am trying to dual booting ubuntu on my laptop. My laptop is an HP NC8430 with a 2.16 dual core processor, 2 gigs of ram and the ati x1600 mobile graphics card.

so far I have managed to get ubuntu to show up at start up so I can choose between ubuntu or windows xp however, when I select ubuntu it sometimes freezes and sometimes brings me to the busybox terminal.

I have tried "start x" and "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop" and a few other commands and all give me the /bin/sh/ _____ not found or whatever the syntax is.

Any ideas lady's and gentlemen?