[all variants] LiveUSB not booting in (U)EFI mode
I am trying to install Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail 64-bit, on my Dell Inspiron 15z laptop that came pre-installed with Windows 8. I wish to dual-boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.04 without formatting my existing OEM Windows 8 in the (U)EFI mode. I have disabled the SecureBoot option in the (U)EFI system, but every time I try to boot the LiveUSB (which I used made bootable using LinuxLive USB Creator), it shows the GRUB2 Bootloader, but the screen just simply blanks out right after I choose any option from the GRUB menu. Nothing happens after that; the indicator on my USB pendrive also becomes steady. I tried leaving the system as is for as long as 7hrs (when I went off to sleep), but nothing happened. It was the same blank screen. It always freezes at the same point.
The reason why I prefixed this thread with "[all variants]" is because I don't think this issue is limited to any one Linux distro/flavour
If anyone has any solutions to suggest that would help me solve my problem, that would be great and appreciated.