Welcome to the board!
I'm not sure what the problem is, but I know that the Corel Linux is not the best distro by far. If you are just starting to learn Linux I would rather recommend Mandrake or RedHat. You would have more success with one of these. Both of them can be downloaded for free if you have high speed Internet and a CD burner. Let us know if you need help with downloading an burning the CDs.
If you can't burn your own, somebody here will be happy to hook you up with one.