I have never installed ubuntu before, after some tries (some mess-ups) and reading some documentation I see that a pre-installed with windows 8 laptopt is a bad place to start... but well here I am and what is happening is the following:
- I downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 for 64bits and used unetbootin to make a bootable USB.
- When booting with this USB on UEFI mode I can see the plain menu (dark background, white text) with the options:
* Try Ubuntu
* Install Ubuntu
* OEM install
- Choosing Try Ubuntu or Install Ubuntu will lead me to a dark screen and after several seconds reading USB stick, it will just stop and do nothing afterwards.
I have tried different setups based on what I have found in forums: disabling secure boot, changing Intel Smart Response Technology to ATA, both together.
When I try to load with Legacy mode I can load Ubuntu correctly, so USB stick is fine.
I am trying on a Inspiron14z 5423.
I am not sure which other information would be valuable so feel free to ask (of course).