Morning all, first post here, so be gentle
I'm looking to migrate from WinXPsp3 to a Linux distro; i've done a little homework obviously (why I'm here, lol), and decided to see what all the hype was about; I therefore downloaded both the ubuntu-10.10-desktop-i386.iso distribution, along with the Universal USB installer, so as to burn the distributions to a bootable CD.
Well, no joy there, the drive didn't see the disk I made as bootable, so, given that the drive's four years old, figured, "ho hum, obviously on the way out", and tried a bootable USB pen drive instead. No joy. I got an error message, instead:
So, I guessed that it was a problem with the most recent distribution, went back and downloaded ubuntu-10.04.1-desktop-i386.iso, and repeated the pen Drive process. Same result, and the very same error message.No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found
By now, this was, as you might imagine for a neophyte 46 year old non-technical twit, beginning to grate, so I had a look on here, found that there were problems with the Universal USB installer on recent distributions, and went for the alternative that was suggested, unabootin, to create the bootable USB pen drive...
Yep, you can see where this is going, can't you?
I got the self same error message. Confused and frustrated? You bet I am.
I can only assume that something's gone a tad, shall we say, fubar, in creating the bootable bits.
Question is, how the heck can this be fixed?
Thanks in advance for any and all assistance in this hair-thinning exercise