I ran Ubuntu off a disc last night. Worked perfectly. (UBUNTU FTW! LINUX ROCKS!)
Then today I gave a friend the disc I originally burn't as I knew it worked and wasn't a bad burn. And so I tried ten minutes ago to use my duplicate disc. After loading Linux presents me with a huge cross-hatched colourful screen and freezes. The screen looks different each boot.
So I thought it must have been a bad burn, and so burn't another in Windows. Same error over and over again.
I've tried the safe graphics mode as well, but it just freezes.
My hard-drive is NTFS 74.5 GB, I'm running XP pro SP2, a Pentium 4 2.8 GHZ processor and I think half a gig of ram. I do not have a graphics card.
Also note, as the title says, I'm running it off the cd, not installing it.