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When you try installed Kubuntu, Were there any error messages? If weren't, try to install again. Format again, and if the result is error like what happen before you install it, try another live cd, maybe when you get the cd(downloaded or bought from shop), there some importance files were gone...
AMD X2 6000 AM2 CPU RETAIL
2 160GB SATA-II 3GB/S 8MB 7200RPM HD
1G DDR2 PC6400 MEMORY
CM HYPER TX2 GAMING CPU COOLING FAN
BLACK LG 20X DVDRW
BLACK SONY 16X DVD
12-IN-ONE INTERNAL CARD READER
ASUS M2N-E SLI AM2 NFORCE 500
COOLERMASTER 600WATT EXTREME POWER
CREATIVE LABS AUDIGY SE BULK
GEFORCE 8600GT 512MB PCI-E
Don't see a floppy listed there. Check in your BIOS settings to see that floppy disabled if it doesn't have one. If the BIOS is telling GRUB there's a floppy when there ain't, GRUB may give that error.
That's OK (master/slave). Those would be IDE drives. You have the newer SATA drives. Does the BOOT section in the BIOS order your hard drive with the right one first? (If the BIOS BOOT section orders the drives.)
Could you post your /boot/grub/menu.lst? In the liveCD system you could mount the linux partition somewhere and get the menu.lst file.
The fdisk output shows only one drive is being used so far and that it has two partitions, the linux partition and an extended partition with a swap partition of several gigabytes.
Linux can use more than one swap to advantage but a swap space on the other drive would give the biggest performance boost AND with 1G of memory a swap partition larger than 1G is usually not effective.