I'm all entirely new to this. I'm hoping to convert from Windows to some flavour of Linux - here' what happens when I try:-
I downloaded a Ubuntu iso image and burnt it to a DVD. When I boot from it:-
- Two little icons appear at the bottom of the screen (man + keyboard?)
- After several minutes I temporarily get a pure-grey screen plus responsive mouse-pointer 3 After a while longer the screen goes black, then briefly flashes a slightly lighter shade of black (!) and the mouse pointer appears. Then it goes black again. This sequence repeats for about 10 minutes after which I give up and go and make a cup of tea instead.
I have repeated the above but loading the iso image to a USB stick. The identical sequence occurs.
I assume the overall boot sequence should not take the 15 minutes I've allowed so far, so I have a problem. Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
My computer runs XP/SP3 with 1.25GB ram and at least 8GB disc space spare on each of its 3 disc drives.