I'm using an old Compaq CQ10-100 with very sluggish performance so I've decided to install lubuntu 14.4.05 LTS today.
Since it is only a netbook, I don't have a CD drive and have had to use the USB method.
After formatting the USB and extracting the ISO into the USB so that there's nothing else on it, I booted my computer and selected for it to boot from the USB rather than the hard drive.
I expected to see some kind of installation screen but instead I see nothing but a black screen with a white blinking cursor at the top.
I only have the installation files as were burned on the USB stick so i don't understand why it wouldn't work.
After opening it within windows xp through wubi it just asks me what i want to do after booting, so guess it's no help at all. The second time i tried opening wubi it told me that a previous installation has to be removed (what previous installation!?)
when at the black screen with the white cursor, I can't type anything, no keys work at all. I just have to press the power key and start windows XP again.
A shame but i've spent all of today looking for solutions to this problem and haven't found any for my case.
System specs: Compaq CQ10-100 Windows XP Intel Atom 1GB DDR2 RAM