Laptop's a Clevo d900f/Sager 9280. Successfully installed an older version of Ubuntu a couple years ago, no hardware changes since then. Want more info let me know.
Burnt the "ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso" to a DVD-R. Restarted the laptop, booted from the DVD, welcome page appeared, then the splash-screen with the white/red dots appeared, went to a black screen, then back to the splash-screen, then to a gray screen with a white bar at the top, then to a black screen and remained "hung" for 10 minutes or so until I pressed the power button and was instructed to eject the cd and press any key.
Retried the install but this time I pressed a key at the welcome page and selected English from the advanced welcome page, then selected the option to check the disk. It checked out fine so I retried the install again. Pressed F4 which showed me a list of tasks it was doing. Everything passed except for
... Starting Restore Sound Card State [fail]
but when it got to
... Starting CUPS printing spooler/server [ OK ]
it just "hung" there again for another 10 minutes. I could press the F1-5 buttons to go through the different consoles, type in commands, etc. But I couldn't get back to the splash-screen and I don't know any other keyboard shortcuts or boot options which would show more information.
Any ideas on how I can get this to work would be much appreciated, thanks in advance.