I've finally managed to get this code into my computer thanks to the ALT key. So, it turns out my video card is nVidia. The output was ...
Nevertheless, the "nomodeset" insert still doesn't help me.01:00 VGA compatible controller : nVidia Corporation G98 [GeForce 9300MGS][10de:06e9](rev a1)(prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Can you think of anything I can do from here? I'm trying really hard to persevere with this but it's becoming quite frustrating.