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Difficulty mounting Ubuntu 12.10 (64-bit) on new HDD

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http://askubuntu.com – To the gentle membership of the Ubuntu Linux Forum: After my laptop passed away a few weeks ago, I made up my mind to build n open source system. So I put together a computer for this purpose. I have set the boot sequence to read the cd first, and downloaded the .iso image for Ubuntu 12.10 (64-bit) because, why not? The cd loads, I choose a language, and I get to a menu. The choices are: Try Ubuntu Without Installing Install Ubuntu Check disc for defects Test memory Boot from first hard disk 1-3 gives me a black screen with a blinking cursor. Then the cursor stopps blinking and I have t (HowTos)