I attempted to install Ubuntu from a USB stick to my Intel 4 3GHz computer with 80GB HDD. The installer was doing well, then it said something to the effect of "errors on the source USB, or the target HDD" The recommendation was to download the installer again. I suspected my HDD was going bad so I figured I would investigate.
What I found was a partially formatted 80GB HDD. I repartitioned it via a different computer. Now a fresh copy of the Ubuntu USB installer is not able to move past the start-up screen (it freezes).
I was able to purchase a new / clean HDD, but still the fresh copy of the installer still locks up after the initial opening screen (locks up after about 2 screens worth of installations steps).
Does this sounds like a HDD NTHS issue or a CPU/hardware/memory issue?
or should I move to a CD image file rather than my USB stick?
Now my computer is stuck... no OS.. no way to go back to Windows (upgrade OS CD only).
Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
Stuck in Schenectady Herman Wiegman