This is my first day here so please bear with me.
I've managed to find one thread in the forum that was similar to my problem but the discussion got so technical that i just had to stop reading. And that was in Absolute beginners!
So, here's the story for anyone who can help.
Downloaded Ubuntu. Successfully burned the CD. Got the menu offering the various options and chose the trial at reboot. Rebooted my computer and got nothing but a black screen with a single white cursor in the upper left hand corner.
Had to eject the CD and pull the plug to get the PC to shut down. Tried it several times and got nowhere so here I am.
I was under the impression, from the info at the download site (http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download), that once the CD was burned, getting to demo the OS would be a cake-walk.
Now, i'm what you might call techno-impaired. I really just want to kick microsoft to the curb. I've got an old gateway PC with a pentium 4 processor and not a whole lot of memory. If i'm wasting my time trying to get this to work, just be honest and let me know.
If there's a relatively simple explanation for what's happening and a reasonably easy fix, i'm all ears.
Thanks to all in advance for any help anyone can offer.
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