I have an original mac mini (pre-late 2005 model) that I bought at an auction. The computer was completely wiped clean. There were no disks given with the computer. I turn the computer on and it loads a gray screen with a folder in the center, blinking with the question mark and smiley face.
Here's what's I've tried.
I burned Ubuntu on to a cd using another computer and loaded it into the mini. I reset the computer and waited for the cd to load. The cd never loaded. I took the cd out and restarted the computer.
I made a USB install drive, following the instructions on Ubuntu's website. I turned off the mac mini. I inserted the USB into the mac mini. I turned on the mac mini while holding down the alt key. A purple screen comes on with two buttons, one for 'refresh' and one for 'next'. There are no other buttons or items on the screen (excluding the mouse).
My question: How do I install Ubuntu on this mac mini?