Recently, I got a new hard drive and decided to install Ubuntu on it. Unfortunately, I can't seem to properly boot from the Ubuntu 64-bit CD. What happens is the CD gets loaded, I get the initial Ubuntu menu where I choose whether to install or just try Ubuntu, and once I select to install it, I get a black screen, one line of text (something initializing), and my computer just turns off completely.
At first I thought it was a badly-written CD, but I've tried different CDs burned by different computers, and they all give the same result. Plus, the CD works on my dad's laptop just fine. Other bootable CDs also seem to work fine on this computer (though I couldn't get the GParted live CD to work, but I don't know if that's related). Any idea what's going on?
I remember installing Ubuntu on the same computer about a year ago and it worked just fine, and the hardware configuration hasn't changed since then. I haven't touched the BIOS settings either, but to be sure, I quickly glanced through and didn't see anything strange.
Thanks in advance.