Re: Can't even install Ubuntu 10.10 (or any other version or distro)
I had a problem with a recent ATI card where I couldn't install with two monitors plugged in. The display would remain blank with the generic driver. It ended up I could install with only one monitor connected and then replug the other monitor after the proprietary driver was installed! You might try a similar work aroundto see if it works for you.
12.10 Quantal w/grub2/Mint13 installed on raid0, Gigabyte AMD MB, AMD 64x4 CPUs at 3.2GHz, 16 GB ram, HD7770 ATI video, dual boot win7 on 64gb ssd and win8 on 1Tb SATA raid. 13.04 installed on raid0 and ssd