Based on a number of posts that seem to deal mostly with the issue of compiling a wifi driver for the late 2012 mac mini -- I expected install to be a breeze. Quite the contrary -- I can't get ubuntu installed on the machine.

Here is my experience so far:
With 12.10
* USB drives don't work at all -- always gives a boot error
* Burned to dvd and used an external drive -- gets to the selection screen but never gets past the ubuntu boot animation (with and without the apic flag set.)

I've been around ubuntu and mac for a while, but my last install was on a 2007 imac and it was easy-peazy.

So I'm curious as to how those of you who did install actually did it. Any help is appreciated.