ok, so i've got a Ubuntu partition now.
however i am having problems installing from USB.
on regular install the error i seem to get is:
i have since been looking at how to install ACPI = off via usb.
[ 10.087228 ] ---[end trace e0473c8e15ab55ec] ---
udevd-work: '/sbin/modprobe -bv pci:v000010DEd00001211sv00001558sd00005102b
c03sc00i00' unexpected exit with status 0x0009
there is no advanced options section on my installer, and i went to help -> then typed acpi=off and got the error
could not find kernal image acpi = off.