Nope - tried rolling with Ubuntu, nothing. Thing is, before the CD-ROM drive started to act up, it couldn't read ISOs so I had to use a program called CDBurnerXP. It worked for XP the first time.
I went ahead and burned the Ubuntu ISO. Thing is, when I went to use CDBurnerXP, it looks for an ISO file, but there's 2 to choose from with Ubuntu (I think). One is sdm (or sbm), and the other is isolinux. I'm imagining isolinux is the one, but the XP ISO cd I had was clear cut, it only had one ISO image.
Anything else you could suggest would be great. I'm just wondering if my player is shot, or if the mobo is starting to go.