I have attempted to installing Linux via Ubuntu, The one that is suppose to run with windows still installed. I have no disc, I downloaded it from the site.
System Manufacturer MSI
System Model MS-7309
System Type X86-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) 5000 Dual-Core Processor, 2210 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. V9.5, 4/9/2009
SMBIOS Version 2.5
Windows Directory C:\Windows
Name NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0640&SUBSYS_133E1462&REV_A1\4&210 A641E&0&0048
Adapter Type GeForce 9500 GT, NVIDIA compatible
Adapter Description NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
Adapter RAM 512.00 MB (536,870,912 bytes)
Installed Drivers nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
Driver Version 184.108.40.2067
Issue: Whenever I boot, and select "Ubuntu" in the boot menu, it sends me to a purple screen, then my monitor shuts down completely. I can not turn it back on. I have had no experience with ubuntu AT ALL. I haven't seen a single thing that isn't "Windows 7" on this computer. I have been looking up solutions but they mostly involve being able to see, and interact with the menus prior to booting up, but I have tried most of the key commands I've seen to no avail. My monitor just 100% shuts off whenever I boot it. And when I go back to Windows, everything is fine.
The big issue is my being extremely new to anything Linux. I have no idea what the Grub menu is or how to access it. Some of the jargon used is hard for me to follow. Please help me out!