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brand new HP box -- installing from cd that is a good burn, have tried several times. I am stuck at "creating ext4file system for / in partition #3"

Been here for 25 minutes? Normal on a new partition on a new box?

What a headache

Below is the log from

sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders, total 976773168 sectors

Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes

Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes

I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes

Disk identifier: 0x27da6e45

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System

/dev/sda1   *        2048      409599      203776    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

/dev/sda2          409600   762018974   380804687+  82  Linux swap / Solaris

/dev/sda3       762019840   968450047   103215104   83  Linux

/dev/sda4       968450048   976771119     4160536    c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)

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When you say the CD's "a good burn" what do you mean? Did you check the checksum of the .iso your downloaded and compare it with what's listed on the website? askubuntu.com/q/31888/63478 –  adempewolff Jun 1 '12 at 13:43
Yes checksum is fine.also tried from 3 separate cd burns all burned at slowest possible –  Chris Jun 1 '12 at 13:44
Have tried running Ubuntu in live mode? –  Mitch Jun 1 '12 at 13:44
Yes runs in live no probs –  Chris Jun 1 '12 at 13:45
The checksum of both the .iso compared to the one listed on the website and the CD compared to the .iso? –  adempewolff Jun 1 '12 at 13:45