New Install of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Boots to BusyBox
As the name says, I'm new to Linux. I've never even seen Linux. Super noob. I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 onto a Dell Dimension 2350 P4 1.8ghz, 1g ram, GForce 4x 128mb video card running XP. I installed from a Live CD and rebooted. The screen says "finishing Ubuntu install" does a countdown and loads into BusyBox instead. This is what I see
BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-5ubuntu7) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter ‘help’ for a list of built-in commands.
(initramfs)cannot mount /dev/sda1/tmpmountpoint
If I boot from the CD I get:
Unable to find a medium containing a live file system
I'm stuck, I don't know many commands so step by step please. Simply saying 'load grub' means nothing to me.