I had Win 7 and Ubuntu 8.10 residing peacefully on the same drive.
I deleted Win 7 and for some reason Ubuntu went with it.
When I try to reinstall ANY OS from CD, the CD spins for a bit and then stops, with a black screen and a white bar in top left corner.
The only CD I have been able to boot is "Linux System Recovery" which allowed me to do a low level HDD format.
Jaunty got to the "Try Ubuntu without any changes..." "Install Ubuntu" menu, but neither choice works. Same as above, black screen no system activity.
Tried 6 different OS (including Window) all with black screen result.
BIOS is correctly set to boot from CD first.
I don't know what else to try, ANY suggestions?? :