I was trying to install linux on my mech hard drive so i can update the firmware on my ssd and i have ran into some problems. i burned the ubuntu iso to a dvd, and booted to the dvd. i get the purple screen where i can choose to install, try ubuntu before installing etc... after choosing to install i get a black screen with a blinking white cursor.... nothing happens it just blinks... what am i doing wrong?
New Problem, i got ubuntu to install but, when i try and reboot after the install it shows a purple screen with random lines everywhere the computer does not respond.
1- Burn a new DVD and try that out, often the download process goes fine, but something critical is missed in the burning process, or like any OS, sometimes the install just doesn't work out.
2- There's a critical hardware or driver failure occuring, some more info on your system would be helpful here, as would error codes, but purple screen with random lines doesn't sound like error codes.
I could probably give you a third option, but I need more info...