I'm trying to set my first steps with Linux by installing Lubuntu 12.10 on an old desktop computer, that I first completely formatted, so there's no other OS or data to worry about. It has 128mb ram so I used the alternate installer (through cd). I think the installation was successful until the point where it said "it's now time to take out the install-cd and reboot from C". When I boot the computer now it shows first a splashscreen with Lubuntu and 5 blue dots after that I get a screen with :
- checking battery state ... [ok]
- stopping system V runlevel compatibility [ok]
- starting [ok]
This is blinking on and off every 8 seconds or so.
I also tried to boot in the recovery mode, in the list with messages that appears, it pauses a while on the following : ATA2: SRST FAILED (errno=-16) Not sure if it is related.
Searches for that 2nd message of the three from the 1st list suggested 'something' with the graphical card/drivers, but I couldn't really find a case that was similar enough.
Is there someone who knows what is going on, what I could try to get Lubuntu started and who can explain that to me in not too complicated words? I'm completely new to Ubuntu and Linux.
Thanks a lot!