Unable to find boot file after Ubuntu install
I tried installing Ubuntu 11.04 on an old laptop. The installation crashed every time if I selected 'install third party software' and 'download updates' during the install. I tried installing without downloading any of the extra software and it completed the installation but when I try to boot into it it tells me it cant find a boot file.
After that i tried installing windows xp and the installation failed, it told me that it stopped to avoid damaging my system and that i should run the check disk operation.
Right now I am using the live cd on the same laptop. I'm a newb when it comes to this so I have know idea what to do.