Well, I managed to finally get around to dusting off my old PC and get Kubuntu on it so I could still dual boot Windows MCE (darn you netflix!).
I downloaded the iso images, burnt them to CDs, dropped the first one in and clicked on the deb package. It opens up, there's a lot of hard drive activity, then it closes. That's it. According to the instructions I'm supposed to have an icon on my desktop and go from there, but I'm not getting anything.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.