I have spent 2 days trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 from a CD on my HP laptop which had Vista running. I get Chinese in the Firefox home page which I can't alter. There are 2 Chinese folders on the desktop. There are 2 Chinese dropdown menus on the toolbar.
- I can't connect to the Internet via my wireless network. I downloaded all the wireless drivers, and when trying to install I was told they were already installed, but I can't get them to run.
- I can't run my laptop on battery, even though it is fully charged; when removing mains power the laptop instantly shuts down and cannot be restarted unless mains is attached again.
- I can connect to the Internet wired direct to my BT router.
- I can't even delete Ubuntu, because the the instructions are too complicated.
I have reinstalled, with the same results.
P.S. It won't shut down using shutdown. I have to pull the mains plug.