Hey guys I'm trying Linux for the first time, but I'm no stranger to installing OS. I formatted my Laptop using WipeDrive, so I'm not sure if I deleted too much, going to the bios has been different than before.
So I created dvd image disk through PowerISO, I chose to burn an image file. When I try to let my laptop boot from CD, the screen is simply black, with the cursor blinking, then it just restarts or goes to Windows. I tried this with and without Windows 8 installed. I also created 2 DVDs, one using Ubuntu 64 bit, and one using Linux Mint 64 bit. I did choose boot from CD because it can still boot from my Windows 8 CD.
Note - With Ubuntu CD after waiting a minute or so on the black screen, a screen that's baby blue popped up that says something like this, I couldn't read it all: "
( I'm sorry something is wrong "
Can anyone help me? I want to convert to Linux! I'm so frustrated I tried everything.