Originally Posted by argonplatypus
i've downloaded a few live cds (32bit and 64bit) and none of them will load with default settings, i also tried installing ubuntu 64 bit and it kept telling me that my x server wasn't configured properly, so i don't know
Where in the install process did you run into trouble? Please post some details so that we can be more helpful.
The liveCDs--did you try to boot them? What happened? Presumably, you can boot from CD since you got partway with Ubuntu.
Since you down-loaded the CDs (images), double-check and make sure you didn't simply install the iso images onto CD ( a common error)