I've been using windows for the longest time and I've never had any reason to try out any other OS. I've had my eye on linux and I really wanted to give it a go now that there's somewhat of a reason to do so. However, after multiple attempts filled with annoyance and frustration it feels like this is a pointless effort.
The method I used was the one where you install ubuntu in windows to dual boot.
However I'm not one to give up so I'll go right ahead and list all of the problems I have had so far.
1 - Text seems to suffer from graphical issues every now and then. Not really a big problem for me but I consider it a warning sign for something worse.
2 - Everything seems sluggish and poorly optimized, often freezing up for up to a minute or two.
3 - Every install of Ubuntu (12.04 and 12.10) stopped working relatively quickly after installing updates.
- (12.10) The first attempt I tried to install the recommended nvidia drivers as well as the system update. After the installs were done and I restarted I was left with a black screen with a blinking underline. After a couple of tries and some searching around I gave up on this install and started over again.
- (12.04) Tried to do the system update along with a restart before moving on to the nvidia drivers this time. Didn't even get past the first restart. Black screen.
- (12.04) Did the same as above, everything went well this time (aside from the usual slow and annoying ubuntu issues I've been having), I got Steam installed and started downloading TF2. After a while I had to restart due to some audio issues. Guess what, another black screen upon booting up.
Now for all I know this could be an issue with my hardware. I have no idea why it would be as it is fairly new and I have never had any similar problems with windows on it.
I installed ubuntu on another hard drive than my windows one, just to be safe. I also gave it the maximum amount of hard drive space with plenty to spare.
System specs listed below.
Processor AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1090T Processor ~3.2GHz
Memory 12288MB RAM
Hard Drive 2000 GB @ 7200 RPM
Motherboard ASUS M5A99X EVO, Socket-AM3+
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 AMP
Now if anyone could help me with the black screen when I boot up ubuntu I'll be able to sort the rest out myself.