My laptop does not have a cd drive and attempts to create a live USB disk have failed as the software crashes for some reason.
Is there any method to reinstalling 14.04 without either of these options?
The error im getting with startup boot-creator is upon finishing copying files onto the USB stick I am getting an authentication message followed by password prompt. When I enter the password, I get an error message "Failed to install bootloader". The result is the USB stick with all necessary files on it, but it is not bootable. I do have all administrative rights for the account I am using.
To answer the question to how i installed ubuntu in the first place, I first installed it over 5 years ago so I honestly do not remember.