I have an eMachines Desktop which I bought back in June, and I am looking to switch to Linux. I downloaded the .iso file, and burned it as an image file. The Live CD gives me the menu, and I can click on "Try Ubuntu without changing settings". Once I select that, it runs through some stuff in the command line, and once it gets to the part where there are several *'s, it gives me a black screen and then it fades gray and it turns black again.
I have tried altering the command line with different things, I checked the checksum, and I burned at the lowest possible speed. I also had the same problem with Linux Mint 8, so I guess it is my computer.
*** - The Linux Mint disc ran fine on my Windows ME computer that is 8 tears old, so I am a bit confused.