I am trying to install Ubuntu (12.04) on an HP Pavillion dv5000.
The CD kicks in, and I get the purple screen with the Ubuntu logo and the white/red dots turning over. The installation freezes there and does not proceed.
The same thing happens with Lubuntu 12.04.
How can I resolve this? Any help gratefully received.
P.S. Windows XP just installed afresh on the same machine with no trouble.