Sorry for the bother, but I am having a few issues installing Ubuntu Server, and/or Desktop, 12.04 and 12.10. I am trying to repurpose an old desktop tower as a home file server by using Ubuntu, however I am unable to get the installation started. Regardless of which option I select at Installation menu, I am met with either a completely black screen, or one with a single white cursor flashing. I have never had any issue installing an previous releases of Ubuntu on different computers, which is why this strikes me as odd.
The computer is a HP Pavillion a465c, Pentium 4 3Ghz, 1 GB RAM, into which I stuck a new, bare, WD 2TB SATA drive (using an IDE to SATA converter).
Also, please note that I have attempted to select the 'nomodeset' option in 'Other Options' on the install screen.
Any help would be greatly appreciated and Thank you in advance.