Finally decided to give ubuntu a go. I have an older tablet with Vista installed. Found instructions for installing ubuntu under windows. The instructions said after installation the installer would restart and offer a selection menu, but I do not get that. Saw a comment on line that caused me to look at partitioning; I do not see a ubuntu partion; not sure if I should.
This machine has a single physical drive, and C: is nearly sold out, D: has a lot of room, so I told the installer to install ubuntu on D:. Is that my issue? If so, I have no problem just wiping all but the smallest Windows OS part from this machine and reinstalling ubuntu.