I am trying to install Ubuntu to alleviate some Windows issues I've been having. I've run checkdisk so I know my disk hasn't gone bad. (Or at least it hadn't found anything...) I'm trying to install onto a solid-state hard drive.
I tried booting off of the USB drive: I get a purple background with Ubuntu in the middle and 5 dots, that cycle from white to reddish. It sticks after a bit and never comes unstuck.
I ran the USB utility to check the files on it. It says there are no errors.
I ran the Windows installer in Windows and it appeared to work fine. Oddly, the installer downloaded an ISO when I could have sworn that's what I put on the thumbdrive in the first place...
It got to a point where it says I need to restart the computer to finish installing. I restart, and the same splash screen(?) comes up and freezes at the same point. 20 minutes of letting it just sit and nothing.
Of note is that this USB install works fine on my laptop.
What can I do to get around this issue?