For the last couple of days, I've been attempting to install Ubuntu 10.04 on my computer from CD. I'm switching over from Windows XP, because Ubuntu seems to take care of everything I need to do on a PC. I burned the .iso image (burned the contents... I didn't burn the actual .iso file) to a 700MB CD, and the burning process finished. The PC reads the burned CD as Ubuntu Linux, and when I boot the CD from Windows, it gives me the options to try it, and reboot my computer to install, et cetera.
However, when I boot my computer up with the Ubuntu disc in the drive, nothing happens. It boots the computer up, boots Windows XP up, and when the Windows XP loading screen is finished, nothing happens. Black screen. I can't do anything, and I have to manually power down my computer using the power button. Ubuntu hasn't installed yet, and I'm already having problems. If I take the CD out (while the PC is booting, before XP loads), it boots XP up perfectly. I've rearranged the boot order in BIOS to boot from CD first, I've Googled this problem many a time, but no answers. The only similar problem I've seen is that AFTER installation, people get a black screen. I haven't even seen the install screen.
736MB RAM (that's what dxdiag tells me, anyways)
P4 1.6GHz Processor
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 256MB
Any help with this at all would be fantastic! Thanks in advance!