[ubuntu] Can't install Ubuntu, various problems.

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I currently have Windows 7 installed, and got a old laptop hard drive I was able to throw into my computer and decided I wanted to throw a Linux distro on it to play with. But I have been unsuccessful so far. I first downloaded the windows installer. But it never starts. Even in compatibility mode and with administrator rights. With that not working, I got the iso, which I first tried on a USB flash drive then burned to a DVD. But they both end with the same issue. Once the installer had loaded and I get to the screen where it asks for the language and to start things off, I can move the (Hardware)