Yesterday I made a LiveUSB stick with Ubuntu and was able to start up a Windows laptop with Ubuntu, pretty cool stuff. Then I did an Ubuntu install on the laptop. I went the easy way and didn't worry about partitions for now, as per Ross' suggestion. I can always re-install it, etc.
So it reformatted the hard drive, got rid of Windows, etc., and then it told me that the installation was successful and to restart the computer. I restarted it and now all i'm getting is a dark screen with the blinking cursor. I tried putting in my password, but that didn't help.
Any ideas how I can open Ubuntu or proceed??