Black screen during install of xp over linux

Nvidia / Geforce 8100
January 23, 2011 at 05:25:45
Specs: Linux x86_64, Athlon 4600/1024
I got a new pc. It has ubuntu 10.10 on it. Did ask for it to be removed prior to shipping but the man ignored me.
I have 3 legit windows discs. 1 xp home, 1 xp pro and a windows 98 . I found where to set the cd to run first on boot up in bios. None works though the drive is working because it can read the discs as they can be seen in th D drive with files in them. Tried countless times, all 3 disks but nothing hap[pens it just continues to boot to Ubuntu .
I have absolutely no idea about linux. I cant understand what to do next and the man has gone away on holiday! Can anyone help please? Thanks

Right...can get one cd the xp home to boot up to press any key to continue...then black screen. Nothing

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January 23, 2011 at 10:12:54
Windows 98 probably wouldn't install on that system anyway. Why would you even want it?

XP should install OK but if you have a SATA hard drive, there's certain steps that MUST be taken because XP doesn't natively support SATA.

If you have an IDE/PATA HDD, all you need to do is boot off the XP CD (make sure to "press any key to boot from CD" when you see the prompt), delete ALL partitioning, recreate new partitions, format as NTFS, then install XP.

You need to list your system specs & tell us whether you have an IDE/PATA or SATA hard drive.

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