I downloaded and put Ubuntu 10.10 on both a CD Disk, and a USB Flash Drive.

Both times, the screen would say "SYSLINUX 3.82 2009-06-09 EBIOS Copyright (c) 1994-2009 H. Peter Anvin et al"

That will literately stay on my screen forever, I booted my computer from the USB Device at 11:00 PM, and came back to my computer at 8:30 PM the next day, and it was still on there.

I was wondering, if I could find a previous version of Linux, install that, and then update the older one to 10.10? Would that work? and where could I find an older version of Linux? (I know that 9.04 works, but my disk for it is scratched beyond repair)