Quote Originally Posted by KNBsk8 View Post
Awesome! Should work super then.. the only problem is my PC is not recognizing the HDD under "My Computer", I can find it under disk management but nowhere else.. Odd, any ideas?
My Computer or Windows Explorer will not recognise it as it is not formatted. Even though your install failed you still have an unformatted disk. Under disk management format the disk as NTFS and see if it succeeds. if it does and windows recognizes the disk you can then set up ubuntu on it. Boot the Live CD USB and choose use entire disk, but make sure you have the proper disk selected.

P.S. after it is formatted and recognized make sure it is set to first disk in the hard disk boot order in BIOS prior to installing ubuntu.