I've just finished assembling my PC and I'm trying to install Ubuntu on it (there is no operating system on this machine). I downloaded Unetbootin on my Mac, downloaded the .iso image, and ran Unetbootin to put it on my flash drive. I plugged it in and ran into a lot of problems which I'd like help/an explanation for?
1- First time i tried to boot from my flash drive I got a Unetbootin default lop which would start up every 10 seconds. I redownloaded Ubuntu and plugged in my flash drive again. Ubuntu started to install.
2- I got a " Apt configuration problem. An attempt to configure apt to install additional packages from the CD failed"message during the middle of it. I clicked okay and then Ubuntu said it was done installing and rebooted.
3- When I rebooted I got a black screen with a blinking cursor. I realized I left the usb drive in the computer so i removed and rebooted.
4- Black screen of death again. Rebooted went to bios, changed the boot order so it booted from the hard drive since I assumed Ubuntu had installed already.
5- Didn't work, rebooted a few times. The I came to a black screen prompting me to put in grub commands which is the stage I'm at now. I tried to type boot but it said there is no loaded kernel?
Please help! I'm really close to finishing off my first build and this is really alarming.
Edit: Hardware I'm using
- ASRock 970 Extreme3 motherboard
- AMD Athlon II x3 450 CPU
- WD5003ABYX 500GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" HD
- PNY VCGGT4301XPB GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 video card
- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL