I have some followup questions before I answer yours.
Originally Posted by npinn001
1. Does you computer boot in EFI mode? I suspect it does.
If it does boot in EFI mode then you will need a 500mb FAT32 partition with 'boot' flag.
If you have a Ubuntu DVD/USB then boot with it and 'Try Ubuntu without installing". Open Terminal [Ctrl + Alt + T], run the following commands and post its output here:
The output will tell us what you have and we may help you further.
sudo parted -l
sudo fdisk -l