When installing Ubuntu 12.04 the install feature asks if I want to remove the old OS (Windows XP), I choose yes, but when the install finishes and restarts the computer it can't load the Ubuntu OS and when I choose to install it from disk again and then put it onto the HDD it asks if I want to remove the old OS again!!??
Is this a hardware issue/software issue? Is it ever going to work or am I wasting my time?
So far, I've tried reinstalling it... and checked all the hardware is connceted correctly and reads it ok.
Hardware details: Celeron 2.66GHz, 1.2gb ram, 40gb hdd with an 80gb slave (having trouble reading that one properly), Ubuntu 12.4, 30.2 gb free on master HDD.
Also Ubuntu works fine if running off the CD/DVD.
after fiddling with it for a whole day i now get an error:
GRUB loading stage1.5read error
really need some help guys its not the HDD its something else. im brand new to ubuntu and i cant even get it to work. also this is the first computer ive ever built ive known how to do it for ages but never practiced.