I've experienced a problem when I tried to install Ubuntu 10.10, Fedora 14 onto my Sony Vaio laptop. Problem was, I was never able to anything on the screen. It was just full black screen. I've solved the problem and want to share with everyone.
Note: This for Ubuntu 10.10 dual boot with Win 7. It was done with wubi. I didn't bother installing Fedora because I wasted 3 days already.
1. Login to Windows.
2. Unzip Ubuntu iso file into a folder and put iso file into folder as well because wubi sometimes fails when iso is not there.
3. Run wubi and install it.
4. When you restart your computer you'll see full black screen.
5. Attach an external monitor to your laptop. Now you see everything.
6. Finish installation.
7. Download your driver from NVIDIA website. It is a .run file. Save it into your home directory.
8. Do ctrl+alt+F2
9. sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop
10. sudo sh /home/inanzengin/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-260.19.29.run (You can change the file name)
11. If you face error messages, don't worry just say OK and Yes to everything.
12. Restart computer and disconnect external monitor. Nice, all visible now.
13. When you login to Ubuntu open terminal.
14. sudo nano -w /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
15. Add this line at the end of the file-> blacklist nouveau
16. sudo reboot
If you ever see notification anywhere to activate "NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver" IGNORE it because otherwise, you start from 0 again.