Okay, I got Ubuntu functioning; I just need to install it semi-permanently. It was a bit of trouble to get my wireless going, but once I enabled the device it was easy from there. Oh, but Ubuntu thinks it's 9:30 ... of course!! GMT! Ha-ha!
Seriously. I seriously need. Sleep.
Oh, and I fixed the Num Lock thing; it was a setting in the BIOS, where I had to go anyway to adjust the boot device order so I could access Ubuntu. =) It still uses the wrong lamp, b4t at 3east 5t w6r2s.