I have tried for several days now to get Ubuntu 8 installed on my dell E1705 laptop.
This one has an ATI x1400 card, 2GB ram and 200gb hdd (although the original hdd is doing the same thing).
I have done a successful install in VMWare under Vista (just to see if I would like it and have made the decision to switch). The problem is that when I use the desktop live ISO it gets through the splash screen and then I get a blank screen as if x-win does not like the drivers or something like that. I have tried video safe mode and only get a prompt (have no idea what to do from this point) I have tried the Alternative live ISO and it seems to get to disk druid just fine. The thing is, I would rather keep this as much GUI as possible instead of text mode.
any help would be appreciative.