I've gotten the same result 4 times thus far. Using Windows 7 Enterprise on Apple Mac Pro. Vmware Workstation 8.04, attempting to install Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit VMware seems to correctly identify the OS and version. Have tried both easy install and manual. Tried both using single-piece Virtual HD and multi-chunk 2 GB pieces. Rebooted between attempts. Installation process seems to "copy" all the files, then it gets into "Retrieving File x of y" type messages. Once it reaches "Retrieving File 43 ...." it stalls. It doesn't actually freeze; just fails to make more progress. I can use the widgets to change the tips/pictures displayed in the installer window, the animated cursor icon continues its animation, etc. . . . but it doesn't go past 43... Anyone else seen this or have suggestions/solutions?