I tried to install Xubuntu 13.10 on an older computer. I noticed some difficulties during installation that may be relevant to my problems. Notably:
The screen resolution was extremely low. The windows were much larger than the screen and I had to move them around to get to the "Next" button.
The mouse cursor was a blur of colours that was flashing all the time.
The installation finished and I tried to reboot the computer. Immediately I got:
error: attempt to read or write outside of disk 'hd0'. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue>
I made a Boot Repair USB disk, booted it and chose the default repair. The application told me that the problem is repaired and that If this does not solve my problem I should show this link to someone who can help me.
What should I do next? I already tried to install Ubuntu and Xubuntu, both with no success.
I found a workaround.
- Insert the Xubuntu live USB
- Select "try Xubuntu"
- In the settings menu select "install Xubuntu"
This fixed the problem for me. Since it is solved I cannot test the answer.