Hi, I am looking for an alternative to that dreadful Windows 8, My machine is a Dell XPS L502X laptop with nVidia. I have created a new 200Gb partition on the hard drive, downloaded the image Sabayon_Linux_10_amd64_G.iso and checked its MD5 which was correct, burnt the image onto a DVD with ImgBurn and it validated OK. Then booted the live image and it came up OK, I set up the wireless network and decided to install on the empty partition on the hard drive. The install completed OK and I got the 'congratulations' message and telling me to reboot to pick up the new installation. Great I thought! So I rebooted and got the splash screen and the bar at the base moved steadily to the end. Then the screen went blank and I got the rotating pointer for about a minute then an arrow pointer and nothing the machine was locked up! the only way out was to crash the machine and restart.
Has anyone any ideas as to what the problem is? I cannot get into the hard drive installation to check it out.