so...I went through the process, with a few hitches, but i thought it had completed successfully. However, after the computer rebooted, the only screen that would come up was "missing operating system."
Here are the hitches, in case that helps to address the issue:
- I did not have my Web server key, but it said "auto-detected succesfully", so i think that was ok.
- I got an error message when i tried to check too many boxes in the menu that lets you select the desktop. I tried multiple times, and eventually, when i selected only the ubuntu desktop (and nothing else), it went through
- I input 50% for the partition free space. It seemed as though the program would automatically partition the hard drive into a percentage, instead of me having to input a raw figure, but the hard drive is only 37G so if somehow it decided to format the entire drive, i suppose that could be the problem.
- i don't know if i can access the bios
Long story short, i would like to know if this is a fixable glitch, or if i need to
start figuring out how to reload OS's.