The details are that I used Universal USB Installer version 22.214.171.124 from http://www.pendrivelinux.com to install Ubuntu 12.10 onto a 4GB pendrive as per instruction on Ubuntu's website. However, after I boot with drive I am met with the following message:
The system is running in low-graphics mode. Your screen, graphics card, and input device settings could not be detected correctly. You will need to configure these yourself.
Pressing Ctrl+Alt+F1 doesn't allow me access and the options on the dialog box either send me through a loop returning me to the previous dialog or just leave me dead in the water. Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del does however restart the computer if I am dead in the water, so Ubuntu isn't COMPLETELY unresponsive...
I feel I should mention that I'm trying to run this distribution on my netbook. I can't install it directly to the harddrive since I need my current Windows distribution for certain programs that don't quite agree with WINE yet.
Still no solutions... Well, I still have access to the drive via windows by just exploring the penddrive. This seems to be a common occurrence, so there has to be a fix out there. If anyone has a clue what modifications need to be made, please do reply!! Just because I can't launch the console after I boot with the pendrive doesn't mean I'm a total lost cause.