I can't boot the Kubuntu 13.10 from the DVD or an USB stick. Booting just freezes.

I've been looking at this thread hoping to make it work, but still no luck:

When I try to boot, i get just a blank screen after selecting any option from the Grub menu (even to check disk).

I've been playing with editing boot options. When I removed splash and noquiet and add nomodest and set video=1280x1024-24@60, I was able to get some boot log data on the sreen. I took a photo when it froze, here it is:

Any help would be appreciated. If you need more data, just say so. Whoever helps me, you've got a beer.