Re: when trying to install ubuntu by creating a disk
+1 to sandyd's suggestion to Dual-Boot Windows and Ubuntu. Since you are beginner to Linux, for now keep Windows until such time that you are comfortable with Ubuntu.
Originally Posted by stewiesguitar
Now, What version of Windows are you using? The answer is important.
If Windows8 then, did it come pre-installed? ...because Windows8 machines have certain hardware features which need a bit extra from our side to install any other OS on the machine. Once you confirm we'll help.
What are the specifications of your Hardware on your computer?
So if you want to Dual-Boot (which we recommend you do) give your self a bit more time and do it properly. But first BACK UP ALL YOUR IMPORTANT DATA.
"Evolution is Nature's way of issuing upgrades."