I finally decided to get rid of Windows XP Pro on my PC and replace it with Ubuntu 8.04. I've used Ubuntu before (in fact, I'm using it right now on my laptop), but this is the first time the CD hasn't worked.
I've set my PC to boot from the CD, and when it does it takes me to the language setting and then the menu which asks if I want to 'Try Ubuntu', 'Install', etc. I go ahead and try it and then it starts to load and then nothing. I tried switching to safe graphics mode, and still nothing happens.
I'm using the same CD I used to install Ubuntu on my laptop, so I don't understand what gives. Should I just install it and hope nothing bad happens, or should I install alongside Windows and try it without the CD? I'm not at all sure what to do, and am still really, really new at Linux commands and all that jazz.