so i got an older laptop from a friend and now im trying to install ubuntu on it. i had an old version 5.04 laying around so i tryed it with that and it worked without problems. now i discovered that it is so old that there are no longer updates. so i downloaded 8.04. now im trying to install it but is just doesnt work. the first screen shows up where i can choose the language, then i can decide if i want to install or test the cd etc. i checked the cd for defects, there where none, i did the test memory and everything was fine. but when i do the install ubuntu, the logo and a bar show up and then there is a black screen with a little line blinking in the upper left corner.
the laptop is kinda old, its a dell latitude ls.
i have never worked with linux before but im sick of using windows...
i hope someone can help me.