So then can't you just use Wubi, although I still don't understand the difference from dual booting from the CD or using Wubi.Wiped hard drive and installed fresh Windows XP. Now trying to install Ubuntu alongside Windows so I can dual boot.
Lenovo G570- Intel i3 with Windows 8/Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Acer Aspire One- Intel Atom with Windows 8/Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
I am hopeful that this may provide a solution...
Boot option: b43.blacklist=yes
I'll try it out tonight.
The boot option b43.blacklist=yes allowed the installation to proceed (I decided to install Lubuntu, as it's an old computer).
But then I came up against another problem.
The installer did not give me the option to install alongside Windows, only to replace Windows or "something else". "Something else" did not allow me to take space from my Windows partition (the whole disk) for the Lubuntu installation. I resolved the problem by using a partitioning tool within Windows to create some unallocated space.
Developers, if you read this, this is poor. Ubuntu is making worthy efforts to expand the awareness and use of Linux OS. But if I were the average computer user, with limited technical knowledge or experience, first time trying Linux, I would have thought, "Well, if they can't even get the installation to work properly it's got to be dodgy, I'm not going to be bothered with it."
Last edited by rdh61; March 20th, 2013 at 07:46 PM.