Ok, due to issues reformatting my hd, and the fact that i'm unable to find my winxp install disc, i'm without an OS, posting from my phone. When trying to install ubuntu from cds that i had delivered to me forever ago, it keeps stopping at the following:
[ 87.441809] agpgart: AGP aperture is 128M @ 0xe0000000
Without a usable computer, its hard to decipher this and install ubuntu. It would be great if someone could help!