I finally got Ubuntu 9.04 installed and all was well.
But I couldn't leave well enough alone.
I installed a video card - NVIDIA Ge Force 5200 (256MB).
Now Ubuntu hangs at the boot screen and I have to manually shut down to reboot. I tried reinstalling - didn't help.
Here's the specs:
Dell Dimension 2300
windows XP sp3
Pentium 4 - 2 Ghz
640 MB RAM
160 GB Hard Drive
Also - ubuntu is installed inside windows xp. I installed the driver that came with the card.The card works fine in windows.
I'd love to hear any suggestions.