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Well, a good chunk of my day has been spent on what was supposed to take minutes... here's the rundown

Every time, i get stuck while flashing the root file system (freezing, timing out, or error message)

I seemingly followed all of the steps and troubleshoots, and repeated them, no such luck. i would not count it out that i still messed one of them up, but does anyone have any ideas?

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I am experiencing the same thing. It froze and I restarted computer and nexus 7. It's now stuck for a long time on "erasing boot partition". –  senorsmile Oct 27 '12 at 5:04
    
There will be AskUbuntu users trying to install this. See: wiki.ubuntu.com/Nexus7/Installation Setting up your Nexus 7 AND omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/10/… "Google’s Nexus 7 tablet is, as Mark Shuttleworth revealed last week, to be Ubuntu’s ‘reference’ device on which the ‘core’ of Ubuntu will be tweaked." –  david6 Oct 27 '12 at 7:27
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What tablet hardware do you have? 8GB or 16GB? –  achiang Oct 27 '12 at 8:34
    
What steps (and guide) have you followed so far? –  david6 Oct 27 '12 at 11:16
    
If it's stuck that long then it's probably a bug, probably best to report it here: bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-nexus7 –  Jorge Castro Oct 27 '12 at 15:32
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closed as not a real question by mikewhatever, Thomas W., Uri Herrera, fossfreedom Oct 27 '12 at 15:45

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