After a little struggling, I managed to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
I can hear the comp running while the screen is off, it turns off directly after the BIOS screen.
I'm very much a newbie to this so any help is great.
Thermaltake V4 Mid Tower Case with 500W PSU - USB 3.0 - Transparent Window - 10x 5.25" & 3.5" Drive Bays - Front Speaker & HD Audio Inputs
A-RAM 4GB Memory, PC3-10600 (1333MHz) DDR3, 240-pin DIMM, Non-ECC, CL 9-9-9-24
AMD A6-3500 Triple Core Fusion APU - Socket FM1 - 2.1GHz - 3MB L2 Cache - Integrated Radeon HD6530D Graphics - TDP 65W - Llano - Fan Included
ASRock A75M-HVS Motherboard - AMD Socket FM1 - AMD A75 FCH Chipset - 2x DDR3-2400 - 1x PCIe x16, 1x PCIe x1 & 1x PCI - 6x SATA3 - 4x USB3.0 - D-Sub & HDMI - 5.1 Channel Audio - Gigabit LAN - Micro ATX
Crucial M4 64GB SATA 6GB/s Solid State Drive - 2.5" - 500MB/s Read & 95MB/S Write - NAND Management (details on the partitioning of this drive below.
Western Digital WD Caviar Blue 3.5" 1TB SATA 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM 32MB Hard Drive
HP LE2001wm 20" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 1600 x 900 Resolution - 250 cd/m2 - 1000:1 Contrast Ratio - 5 ms Response Time - DVI-D & VGA - Speakers
When installing Ubuntu, I used the 64 GB SSD for the following:
I partitioned a 500MB /boot drive, which I asked the boot loader to run from.
There was a / partition(approx 10GB),
A partition of 2GB for the swap
a /home partition with the remainder of the space on the disc.
I used a couple of google searches to find guides to the above partition choices. I'm happy to be told to do it differently, I only want to use the OS for multitasking and browsing the web at the moment.