Disk partition step doesn't load ever......

Ok before going to work I decided to install Ubuntu.  Everything was going fine and it let me make 1 big partition.  But then the installation got stuck @ 41% for like 25min.  So stupid me reset the computer.  Now when I go to install it, it gets stuck at the disk partition step.  It goes through the 100% but won't bring up the partition options.Computer Specs-------------------PIII - 800mhz256mb PC133 RamATI Rage 2 XL video card 2x AgpIt was an old computer at work that I got for free and my friend said I should check out this operating system.  I used to be a big computer nerd so if you give me a technical answer I should understand. Is there a way I can format the drive with the Ubuntu CD.  Or should I just make a boot disk and format it.  Then try the install again?

Disk Partition step...

Try to wipe out the partition table with dd before reinstalling with the following command:dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda bs=512 count=1  Change /dev/hda to which every drive you are installing to.  You may need to reboot after this command, I'm not sure.Warning: Don't do this if you are dual-booting and another OS is already installed.Also, when you say one big partition, does this mean you are not setting a swap partition?  I would highly recommend a swap partition with only 256mb of RAM (512M-1024M).  I hope this helps.