So I got fed up with Microsoft and decided I was going to start using exclusively open source products. Very little experience outside the Windows OS environment so I picked Ubuntu which I thought would be a good starting point. I created the ISO disk and deleted windows. I began running Ubuntu and encountered some things during installation which I was unsure about. First off I got a message stating I hadn't created /boot. So I went back and fumbled my way through that. Then I got a message saying I hadn't created /swap. I went back to try and do that, but I got an entirely new prompt and when I clicked it it completed the installation.
All was fine but then I tried to install Solaris. When my machine restarted I got an error saying that there was no bootable media and that I needed to enter a bootable disk etc...
I removed the Solaris disk and tried several times to restart. Each time getting the same message about no bootable media. I tried using the Ubuntu ISO and KD bootdisk and still got the same error message. There was no command prompt and no way to format. I went into BIOS and changed the boot order and it still would not boot from CD. This morning I opened my computer and when I brought it out of hibernation it went straight to the Ubuntu desktop.
I am guessing that I did not properly configure something during the install but I do not understand why, when even with a bootdisk entered it would not boot from the disk. Now when I try and access my HDD from Ubuntu desktop I get the error message Unable to mount location. Can't mount file.
I see when I open the file system folder there is a boot folder. So long story short is there some way to check my installation or to get detailed install instructions and I will just reinstall.