Okay, I've been at this for 3 days now. I am installing Ubuntu Via USB and I'm using the Universal USB installer and downloaded the Ubuntu 14.10 version. I tried two ways to install it to the hard disk. First, I tried the "try Ubuntu without installing" and once I got to the desktop I hit the icon to install to hard drive. After all the settings and installing it asked to restart. I popped out the USB and it doesn't boot from the hard drive at all. I also tried selecting, "Install Ubuntu" from the menu and still nothing. Whether if I leave my USB in or out nothing happens.
I read forums but still nothing. I'm not dual booting, All I have is a Lenovo V570 with a Seagate 750 GB Hard drive. It's been completely wiped with no OS on it. So it's fresh and brand new. I've tried the previous version of Ubuntu (14.04) as well. I'm confused and need help trying to figure this out. I do not have access to a disk and prefer to try to do this through a USB. I do have disks but for some reason it won't recognize it. Anyway, can someone help?