So I got fed up with Windows Vista and decided to install Ubuntu. My roommate has the 11.10 version and so that is what I installed. I've used Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 on a different computer before so I thought I wouldn't have any problems. Well, after I wiped the Hard drive it started installing Ubuntu. It restarted and when it restarted the BIOS window came up. Then, after the BIOS loaded it just has a blank screen with a blinking cursor in the upper left and stays that way. GRUB doesn't even come up so I can't do anything. I've already googled it and I have not been able to find an answer. Anybody know what's up? I could just simply reinstall it but I'm guessing the same thing will happen.
I had a similar issue but I didn't completely wipe the drive so Windows would load without ever showing GRUB. I ended up fixing the problem by running Boot-Repair from the live USB I was using to install Ubuntu (12.04 in my case).
Did the live cd/usb booted correctly?
If so,try reinstalling
After booting with live usb/cd ,Run following command in terminal,
There are many other option to play with, since you don't care about re-installation.
More information can be found here- > https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair