I only wanted to check the partitions with Gparted. When Gparted wouldn't stay running, I rebooted into another distro and checked the partitions to make sure what they were and their size. Everything was good, so I went back in with the live cd to install. That is when I discovered that Drake-live install was crashing too.
I have the live cd on both usb and a cd. I will check the cd and see what happens with Drake-live install in it.
Tried the cd on the laptop and everything installed with no problem.