At last, after keeping CDs idle for about 1 year, I installed Ubuntu in my laptop. It is cool and simple. I could finish it in second installation attempt. First attempt failed because the partition which I selected to install was in FAT32 format. Installation failed when it was about to complete.GRUB couldn’t get installed.Then I again formatted the partition to NTFS and this time I could install it.
Slowly getting used to Ubuntu.Saw Python and Pidgin IM in action.Still have to learn how to install other various softwares.
And one more thing to learn is how to set and use root(/) account.I am not able to login due to incorrect password.Will learn it soon and experiment in (U)Linux.