I spent about 4 hours last night trying to Install Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit flavor on my zenbook, but I couldn't get it to work.
I plugged in the usb stick inside, and downloaded 13.04 and pendrivelinux on my zenbook and did all the steps to get the iso in the usb.
I restarted the zenbook and pressed esc to enter the boot mode.
I selected the usb drive and clicked enter, and got this screen.
From here, when selecting Try Ubuntu or Install Ubuntu, I just get a black screen.
I tried selecting it and pressing e (on both Try and Install), and I end up here
I have tried typing nomodeset in front of quiet splash -- (so it looked like "quiet splash -- nomodeset), but it wouldn't work. I have even replaced the word splash with nomodeset, and still wouldn't get any results.
From the boot screen, I've even selected the Enter Setup, and here are some photos of what I see
I've been using a mac computer since 2007, and I got my zenbook a few days ago, and I'm having a real hard time using windows8.
When it comes to computing, everything that I do pretty much involves Google. I know I could've gotten a Chromebook, but I love viewing media, and it didn't have the build quality, screen resolution, specifications, or anything else for me to get it. I found this video
And I want my zenbook to be clean of all bloatware (I already removed the win8 recovery partition to a separate usb stick, but I'm not sure if I had to do anything else to it), and to just run Ubuntu with a couple of google icons on the bottom that I use almost everyday (Google Chrome, Google Music Manager, Google Drive, Vuze, Android File Transfer). Plus, Ubuntu comes with some free features that I think will be great, like LibreOffice, Ubuntu1, VLC player, and so much more.
So, I'm pretty much stuck with trying to install Ubuntu, and I can really use some help please.
Whoever that can help me, please either write a comment here, or even better, add me on skype (username: moseskazaryan), and that way we can do this step by step.
The person that was helping me last night lives in Australia, and I live in California, so you can be from anywhere in the world, and I will welcome your assistance with open arms!
I really want this to work, and I hope someone here can help me.
Thanks in advance,