I'm trying to install Linux on my laptop after a lengthy stint into Windows. I don't know much about Linux but enough to get around, and enough to figure things out for the most part.
Anyway, I tried installing Ubuntu first, and during the install I began receiving the message:
"[#####.######] hub 1:0-1:0 over-current charge on port 1"
This scrolls over and over again which holds up the installation process. It likewise did this with an old copy of Redhat, an old copy of Mandrake, and Gentoo.
A Google search shows me that this is something to do with the USB ports, which I am aware of the fact that they don't work. Someone jammed a USB flash drive upside down into the drive about a year ago, and they haven't worked since.
Anyway, I can't shut off the USB ports in the BIOS because it's not an option, and none of the recovery modes seem to work. Does anyone know how I can get around this?
Thanks for your help in advance!