I bought a used Thinkpad laptop recently with no operating system installed and have tried running Ubuntu, Mint, Manjaro, Fedora and others on this machine to no avail. I'm able to boot into my live USBs, but none of the installers work. They all throw up errors such as 'the installer failed to create partition table'.
I am inclined to believe this is a hard disk issue, but I would like to make sure. Has anyone else had problems like this with Linux?
I would just like to know what everyone here thinks before I invest in a new hard drive.