Linux USB Boot results in black screen

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I'm trying to install Linux alongside Windows 8 on my new Asus Zenbook UX32VD, which has both an Intel HD 4000 and a NVidia 620M I've been having quite a few problems booting up linux via USB so I can install it. So far, I've tried Linux Mint debian edition, Crunchbang, Debian, and Ubuntu (just as a last resort, I don't really like this one). What usually happens is that after the initial loading, I see the mouse cursor for a couple of seconds, and then the screen goes black, for good. The rest of the system seems to keep going, but I have no image whatsoever, and have to shutdown the hard w (HowTos)