Total Layman here;
I am running windows vista 32bit.
So here's what i've done.
- I used a usb stick to install ubuntu 12.04
- I changed my bio setting to load from usb
- Loading worked. Installed ubuntu successfully to harddrive as a "dual boot." - partitioned half and half between windows and ubuntu.
Here's where i am at:
The OS works fine, changed bio's to load from harddrive, removed usb stick. Now it doesn't work unless i change bios back to load from usb. Even then it is just the ISO from the usb, and not the version i loaded to the harddrive. ie. it doesn't display any settings i changed or, saved files.
So i am not sure what to do. If i remove the usb, change bios, and restart it offers me a variety of versions of ubuntu to load (ubuntu 12.04, safe mode, linux, etc.) I select the top selection ubuntu 12.04, it appears to be loading, the top half of the purple screen appears, and then the screen goes black, although the computer seems to be doing something, nothing ever loads, the screen just stays black until i restart.
I am writing this now after loading via usb.
Help would be very much appreciated, this is causing me great frustration.