Just bought a brand new Acer Aspire 5745G, straight away I wanted to install Ubuntu 10.10, I stuck in the cd and rebooted the new laptop that currently only seemed to have Linpus Linux, I then got masses of error messages saying something such as cannot run var/ etc etc and then
:cannot touch 'var/lock/subsys/local': input/output error
EXT2-fs error (device sda1) : ext2_lookup: deleted inode referenced (lots of numbers here)
It does this for many, many lines then sites there for ages doing nothing and wont allow me to type any commands ( I dont know any command really apart from 'reboot') and then finally after 5 mins or so shows the command prompt [root@localhost /]# but I cant do anything from here.
I've done some searches and found this thread:
but startx and system-cofig-display dont work and just says bad commands.
Ive also tried changing the settings so it always reboots from dvd, same problem, made a USB ubuntu start up, forced booting from usb, same again.
Brand new laptop and cant do anything and lots of work to do
Any help would be appreciated...