Basically I can't run Linux to save the world. I googled and found that my model (inspiron 1520) has some problems with Ubuntu7.04..so I even went so far as to get Ubuntu V6.10..Further info below.
Intel C2D t7100 1.8Ghz & 2gig shared ram
Dell Inspiron 1520 Vista Home Premium
Used InfraRecorder and IMGBURN to burn the iso images.
Used several different distro's for UBUNTU..last attempted to burn was from argon labs
Downloaded Fedora from the website
First off I tried running the burned image of "ubuntu-7.10-desktop-i386" from a cd, when I select anything but boot from hard disk I'm given an error that I believe is "Boot Disc Error" Confusing to say the least considering I burned it correctly from several different sources and different programs.
I Then tried Fedora- in which cae i was given the error Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 356928.
When I googled the error above without the numbers- a large variety of results and causes came back. According to my research my cd/dvd drive IS working correctly.
Any help is appreciated- Thank you