Black screen in Ubuntu

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http://www.linuxforums.org – I am a newbie to Linux and also a first semester IT student. I have downloaded and burned the ISO Ubuntu file and when I attempt to boot from the CD, after selecting Install Ubuntu, I get a black screen. I have tried the alt. options to no avail. I have tried on my laptop(Compaq cq60) and my desktop(Dell 2350). I have a partition on my laptop just for Ubuntu but still no graphics. Help! (HowTos)