Okay, now I'm trying to install Ubuntu Linux 8.04 from the live CD.
I tried to boot to Live and I got a huge tower of "Not found"-esque results. Then it went to an unresponsive CLI.
Hell I doubt you could call it a CLI it was just a black screen with a blinking cursor.
I think it may be the hard drive.
After trying to simply "Install" from the CD main menu, I got some errors about "ata2" and then some write access(?) errors.
I'm letting it "perform maintenance."