Hi all, I just got a windows 8 laptop that I'm trying to install Ubuntu on. It's shockingly frustrating, and I'd really appreciate some help. I've created both a boot DVD and boot USB key. I can boot from either one of them, and get to the screen where I have the option to Try Ubuntu, Install Ubuntu, etc. However, whatever I seem to select, the system just hangs there. I saw this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFI However, in the BIOS I can only find FastStartup (which is disabled). Any help would be much appreciated.