I have almost no experience with Ubuntu.
I am trying a clean install of 32 bit Ubuntu 11.10 on a new HP Pavilion p7-1120 using the instructions here.
The installation seems to start up nicely; it asks if I want to try or install Ubuntu and I select install.
It seems to start the installation, there is a nice Ubuntu splash screen and sounds but then the display gets funny, but its hard to describe.
I have tried installing from both CD and bootable USB stick but get similar behaviour.
The system is connected to the internet via Ethernet in case updates are needed.
It was asking for an "Other..." username and password but I don't know what that would be since I haven't created any accounts.
When I clicked in the thing that looks like a gear the username/password request went away and left a gray box in its place.
The rest of the screen is fancy violet with "ubuntu 11.10" in the lower left hand corner, but it will go no furthur.
The mouse seems to be happy but I'd like to do more than push an arrow around.
Could the 64 bit Windows 7 which was originally loaded on this PC be interfering with the installation?
Is the HP Pavilion p7-1120 a bad choice for Ubuntu 11.10?
What do I need to do to complete this installation.
HP Pavilion p7-1120 Specs
Processor: Intel Core i3-2130 3.4 GHz, DMI 5GT/s
Chipset: Intel H61
Memory: 8 GB DDR3
HD: 1.5 TB SATA
Optical drive: SuperMulti DVD Burner
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics (up to 1.69 GB)
Video connectors: 1 DVI; 1 VGA
Network interface: On-board 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet
Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24-Inch Widescreen HD 1080p LED Monitor