Nearly the exact same things happened on my install attempts as the post above:
1) I installed the DVD, then on first boot from hard drive it boots and loads then sits with no video (black screen) with I beleive the software running ok but with no visuals. Have to turn off the pc. I have an nvidia 7600 graphics card.
So I tried the CD approach:
2) I installed Kubuntu 7.04 from CD then on first boot from hard drive (USB2 External HDD set to boot in bios) get "Error 17 can't mount the selected partition in ubuntu". Read a forum, said press "e" change 1 0 to 0 0 for drives to boot from and press a key to boot and kubuntu boots.
Then did the install package like the guy above posted and get a text password bot where the only key that seems fo work is enter!
Not a good start for a linuxmce first timer!
Can anyone help?