Installing 12.10 Desktop i386 via USB and not winning so far. Following http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/install-desktop-latest and it gets to step 9 displaying the screen "Learn more about Ubuntu while the system install..." and then it changes to a black screen with a small spinning wheel and the following text on top:
[ 7.232452] xor: automatically using best checksumming function:
[ 7.272005] pIII_see : 1856.000 MB-sec
And then it just stays there. Its installing on a brand new 500GB HDD as the only system. I tried Windows XP before but it failed as it seemed like my XP CD was damaged. So I'm trying Ubuntu as advised by many but so far not getting anywhere.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is my first attempt at Ubuntu or any Linux based OS.