Hi Phil09 to BC.
Let's see if we can help you. Let's deal with this first.
It first has a habit of shutting down after a little while for reason (4 minutes or so). If I take the hard-drive out it holds the error no reboot, so presume not a motherboard problem.
Do you have access to a second PC?
Can you please download Puppy Linux Tahr Pup.
Now burn that to CD/DVD as a bootable ISO
How to burn or write a CD/DVD image or ISO - Bleeping ...
Remove the hard drive from the PC, Removing the Hard Drive for now eliminates it and grub from the equation. I just want to see if everything works.
When that is done place the CD/DVD in the CD/DVD drive and reboot, Now here you may have to set the PC to boot from CD in BIOS.
Because Puppy Linux runs entirely from ram it should boot, Once booted look around Puppy go on line just mess with it for a while, say 20 minutes, And then report back here with the following please.
Processor name and type.
How much ram do you have?
Any Video cards?
What Ubuntu do you have? Eg 12.04?
Some problems are more complicated than others and require additional work to isolate the issue. So, try not to overwhelm the user with possible conflicting information during the troubleshooting process. Wait for the OP to report back that step 1 is done and the result before suggesting anything new, Stay on topic.
Unless you know exactly what the problem is and how to fix it.
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Edited by NickAu, 20 December 2014 - 04:25 AM.