OK here goes nothing. I had a problem installing ubuntu desktop from a CD drive. Live system not detected issue. Got the install process going a few times but it seemed to crash towards the end (tried 15 times got it to boot once which also crashed). So I decided to do it with a USB stick HP(4GB). I used the universal boot loader to create the iso. So there's no issue with the credibility of the iso. BIOS was configured to boot from the usb stick. The system booted from the USB drive but when I tried installing ubuntu into the hard drive, I got the error of not enough disk space. So i figured the flash drive was trying to install Ubuntu in itself and not into the hard drive. Thus didnt detect my hard drive.
My question is how do you do a BIOS update/upgrade? How do I get the flash drive to detect the hard drive? Is there any other way that you have in mind that i might try?
Note: My BIOS is American Megatrends. Manufacturer XFX. MI-A78S-8209. Hard drive Hitachi 1T.