Well finally after letting the network boot to fail and booting from usb, it let me start with the process... Sorry, I didn't understand that it was necessary..
Thank you for your replies, casainho and zzarko. I'll continue with the installation taking into account what is posted in this forum.
I really want to thank everyone for the valuable information it helped alot. I have an Acer 722 with APU C-50 and yesterday I updated the BIOS using windows 7 to the latest 1.07, and then I installed ubuntu 11.10 and now i dont need to set the network to boot first in the BIOS and there is no lockups or freezes.
I have an Acer 722 with C60.
Perhaps one needs to install Ubuntu after the BIOS has been changed? Or maybe it's the different APU, no clue.
I will try to do a grub-update, see if it picks up anything new and will post back if successful.
husband@wife$ make sandwich
husband@wife$ sudo make sandwich
Now everything is going smoothly except for the video resolution. Can't set it higher than 1024x600 (I've not installed propietary drivers). Tried to configure it with xrandr (adding modes) but it crashes.. I think I'll have to get used to this lower resolution
i played 1080p mkv's videos on windows and they played flawless even connected to a tv through hdmi but with ubuntu the video freezes i've tried fglrx but same problem and it was kinda slow and no suspend, now i'm using open source (also tried xorg-edgers) and the system is faster and it suspend but wont play mkv's
i have to resign to only play mkvs on windows? somebody has this same problem? did you found any solution?