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Stuck on page in install process (Xubuntu)

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http://askubuntu.com – I am a newbie to Ubuntu and Linux in general and I am having extreme trouble installing Xubuntu on my computer. The computer I am attempting to install on is a Gateway with Windows XP Home Edition 2002 Service Pack 3 and has an Intel Pentium 4 processor. The CD I have with Xubuntu on works perfectly fine, and I know this because I have tested it on another machine. Everything works fine until I select what I want to do from the booted disk. After selecting "Install Xubuntu" I am brought to a terminal-like area in which I cannot type that lists what I believe to be system functions. (e.g. [5.76 (HowTos)