LiveCD does not recognize Barracuda HDD, alternate CD can't even load

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – My ultimate goal right now is to get Ubuntu 10.04 64 bit (cannot be 32 bit) installed on my internal hard drive (in particular, dual-booting with Win7). When I try to start the LiveCD, it gives me an error that says "The installer encountered an unrecoverable error. A desktop session will now be run so that you may investigate the problem or try installing again." Now, I know that that problem is common, but the solutions given online make no difference. And that's not even close to being the extent of my problem. (FYI, this happens after (HowTos)