quite new to XUbuntu but here goes.. I've got HP Microserver that I am trying to install XUbuntu onto. No dual boot, will be XUbuntu only. So I downloaded the ubuntu ISO and made up a bootable USB stick using LiLi USB creator.
It booted up with the USB stick, and I selected to Install XUbuntu. The install seemed to go well, I selected the hard drive that I wanted to install it to, ex4 partition and a swap partition and selected this same drive as the boot drive.
Install finished and all seemed to be working well, was in the GUI etc. So I powered down and removed the USB stick.
Booted up again and got to a black screen with a flashing cursor up in the top left corner and it didn't go past this point.
Didn't see any grub menu either prior to this point - not sure if I should as it's not dual boot?
So turned off again, put USB stick back in. It booted off the USB stick and asked if I wanted to install or try ubuntu. I canceled this window (didn't select either option) and then it actually continued on and booted up I assume using the install on the hard drive.
So it seems it can't boot up without the USB stick.. Like it hasn't created the bootloader or grub or something properly?
Any ideas? Thanks
Update posted as answer
So I tried boot repair.. Didn't help. Here is the log. I am trying to run ubuntu off SDC.
I tried reinstalling again being really careful with partitions to ensure I selected SDC. But same problem just flashing cursor after reboot.
Pressing shift does nothing when trying to boot from hard drive only if USB stick is in does it take me to grub menu.