I am trying to install Ubuntu on my laptop with a new hard drive and no current operating system, i have went through the process of creating a bootable usb disk using ISO to USB, but when i plug it into my laptop and change the BIOS to boot from usb, it goes to a black screen with a blinking cursor in the top left hand corner.


Try another usb stick. I've had lots of strange experiences with some usb thumbdrives only working with some mb/firmware combinations.

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