I tried installing Ubuntu on my computer. Turns out that the CD-ROM is not compatible with it (it's phillips). Can I install it from an external CD drive (my computer does not boot from external CD Drives)? If so, how? I don't have a floppy drive so I can't use boot floppies. I also contemplated installing straight from the harddrive as documented here. However this isn't working either as on boot, it just shows me the Code (Text): grub> prompt. Does anyone have any ideas?