Ubuntu on HP G6 Laptop Help
Got a laptop that I suspect has a corrupt Master boot record from a virus (previously running Windows 7). I'm trying to boot ubuntu from a USB stick in order to back up the files that are on the hard-drive.
I've downloaded ubuntu 12.10 onto a usb and get the screen with the stick/man. I initially had problems with it booting to a black screen, after searching I found I need to add the nomodeset option from the F6 menu.
After choosing this option I get the Ubuntu load screen (with the dots underneath) but it won't boot to the Ubuntu main screen - it stops at the GRUB screen with the prompt.
Then, after about 1 minute some information appears and the screen goes black again. I've videod the screen to get the message and just before the screen goes off the message is:
[199 039566] init. udev-fallback-graphics main process  terminated with status 1
If anyone can help me with:
A - why I dont get the Ubuntu main menus and
B - why the screen suddenly goes off
I would be most grateful.
Thanks in advance.