help I am new to Linux/Ubuntu.
I installed the server edition on a micro server instead of Windows home server as used on my other one. After 3 attempts it finally installed.
However all I get at boot up time is a DOS type screen. I log in as requested and after a few lines of obscure text it just sits with an equally obscure and user unfriendly prompt. no help, no other prompt. I installed the grub boot loader but nothing else loads except this unfriendly dos style prompt.
Before I wipe the whole thing off the disk and look elsewhere could someone give a quickie idea of where I go from here.
All I need is a fairly straightforward file server that can be set up with users/shares etc.