Well I'm elbow deep in new territory, built my first PC and decided to load it with Ubuntu.
I have no idea where I am...
Here's the skinny.
This is my stuff:
- ASRock 970 Extreme3.0 R2.0
- AMD FX 4130 quad core
- Radeon SAPPHIRE HD7870
- Seagate Barracuda 2TB 7200rpm SATA3
- 2 x 4GB Kingston DDR3 HyperX Genesis 1600 MHz
- Corsair 650W
Made a USB boot drive with that linux pen drive installer (tried 13.10, then tried 12.04.3).
v13.10 gives me a black/purple screen after the load screen. Running the "check disc for defects" showed there were two files with errors. So I loaded v12.04.3 and then it said there were 3 files with errors. I tried to run before installing but the next message was
"an error occurred while mounting"
So. Where do I start? Is it possible my HDD is DOA?
Thanks very much in advance.