I am a first time Ubuntu user. In my computer Ubuntu 12.04 LTS was installed on a clean box, all hardware is brand new. Intel 64bit, SSD. NO Windows installed.
After a few hours using Ubuntu, applications did not appear in the Software Center so I spent hours trying to uninstall/install using instructions found here. I found a work-around and successfully installed a few programs. More problems started occurring so I thought I'd try to reinstall Ubuntu to start from the beginning when everything worked.
**At this point Ubuntu was working (I was using Firefox, downloading email, etc.) until I tried to restart the computer. I began the process to reinstall Ubuntu.
The machine would not boot from the USB pendrive used for the original install so I started again with a different pendrive. I downloaded the universal installer, installed the ISO on the pendrive and tried to boot from the new pendrive with the same results. When I turn on the machine I briefly see a blank purple screen and then these lines appear:
[ 2.743827] sd 6:0:0:0 [sdb] No Caching mode page found [ 2.743848] sd 6:0:0:0 [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through [ 2.744870] sd 6:0:0:0 [sdb] No Caching mode page found [ 2.744891] sd 6:0:0:0 [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through [ 2.746358] sd 6:0:0:0 [sdb] No Caching mode page found [ 2.746379] sd 6:0:0:0 [sdb] Assuming drive cache: write through
And it just hangs there.
Can anyone either direct me to already-posted answers or help me work through this?
I am Completely a Ubuntu novice, but I know just enough to have gotten myself into this predicament.