Hi! This is sort of urgent, and I really need the right one. I have a stack of DVDs, each one is rewritable. Those DVDs are probably about $1 each, I just got the whole stack on a bargain. I've wasted 3 DVDs, burning different OS. I tried Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 17.1, and then just accidentally burned the wrong ISO that wasn't even linux. Point is, I need to get the right disro this time!
My computer is Hewlett-Packard and it has an AMD Catalyst processor, and not Intel. This is very important - take it into consideration before any recommendations. A lot of issues I see with Linux dual-booting across the web are with HP computers - I have an HP Envy 750-045z desktop - Also, AMD GPU stacks don't work very well with Linux - and I have AMD.
Basically, I have the worst possible computer for dual booting Linux. It currently has Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1 on it.
I took a test online, and I got LinuxLiteOS. Then I took it again and got Korora. Still, I want to stick with OS that have large names. Popular distributions are tested more, downloaded more, heard of more on the Internet, and in general better options. Such include Linux Mint and Ubuntu.
If possible, I'd like Ubuntu, since the name is wide known, and whenever I look up a dual booting question, the most popular results are on Ubuntu forums. I feel that with Ubuntu I could get a lot more support.
If anyone could possibly look into all the versions of Ubuntu and tell me which one would be good for an AMD machine, I'd be extremely happy.
I've tried Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and that didn't work. I clicked "Try Ubuntu" and my monitor shut off, when I first booted from live DVD.
If any people would recommend old versions of Linux, I'd be happy to take them for a test drive