I have an OLD desktop that I built up about 7 years ago. Problem I'm having is it was uselessly slow with Windows XP, so after a lot of success with Ubuntu 10.04 on my laptop I thought I'd give it a go on the desktop.
I'm using the same disc I installed Ubuntu on my laptop with, and have gone for a complete wipe of HDD and install Ubuntu as the only OS. It hangs at 5% during something to do with creating the new 'ext4' partition. Absolutely nothing I've done - including sending it to a PC specialist: they sent it back with a "sorry, can't figure it out" - has sorted this out and I'm now just wondering if it's more hassle than it's worth. I'm now stuck with an empty and unusable HDD, and at best can only run Ubuntu from the LiveCD, although even that hangs on a regular basis.
Any STW computer boffins got any ideas, before I bin it and start trawling eBay?