I am trying to repurpose my old Sony Vaio and am attempting to install the latest Ubuntu on it. I have run into a number of issues and have sneaked by them all so far, but am running into a snag now.

I have the minimalist install on a CD. It boots successfully from that to the Installer Boot Menu. When I select "Install" or "Command Line Install" it hangs indefinitely until I restart the machine. I was able to launch the expert install, but haven't done one before.

Any ideas?