Hi fellow 1010 owners.
A family gave me a broken 1010 in return for fixing four of their computers.
They said it "needed a new hard drive"
I tried reformatting XP the one that was already in there and it appeared to have worked except it would not get past the initial windows splash. (also tried installing ubuntu 12.04 - same problem except it would fail earlier just after the bios splash)
So I went to frys and bought a new hard drive for it. Put it in - installed ubuntu (chose options erase all old partitions) - same problem.
If I choose "try ubuntu" everything works fine when it boots from the CD. So I dont think its the Mobo. And the hard drive should be working because I just bought it to replace the "broken one" however I am not sure that the original one is even broken because i have no other mini laptop machine to test it on.
It would be greatly appreciated if someone could help me out so I can know whether or not to return the new hard drive I bought
To recap after installing ubuntu 12.04 to a NEW hard drive the screen goes (deep unbuntu purple/blank) after passing the initial bios screen.