Recently I thought of getting some Linux installed on my laptop currently having windows 7(64-bit).
I downloaded the ISO file named "ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso" from www.ubuntu.com
Then I created a bootable USB drive using "Universal-USB-Installer-184.108.40.206".
Now when I boot from that USB drive it shows the GRUB menu then I select "boot from USB".
It does some processing and then purple screen appears with Ubuntu loading and rotating dots.
But after few seconds, dots stop moving and the system is struck there only.
After this all I can do is to wait and then force the computer to turn off.
I tried to install other distributions like Mint and CentOS, but all get struck at one place or the other.
When I boot from same USB drive on some other system then it works fine.
My laptop is HCL B3860 with
Intel core2duo CPU T6600 2.20GHz
500GB Hard Disk
Nvidia GeForce 8200M G
Please help with your valuable replies.