I have a Motorola ML900 laptop. It has Windows xp professional on it.

I have a 12.10 usb thumbdrive which was purchased and presumed good. It will not install.

I also have 12.10 and 13.10 DVD's. Neither will install. The computer when set to boot from the optical drive just states there is no bootable disk in the drive and boots from the hard drive.

Is there a way to install Ubuntu on this computer?