I did a wubi install of ubuntu 12.10 on my Windows 8 PC. It installed flawlessly however it was running a little to slow so I decided to wipe win8 completely and try a clean install of Ubuntu 12.10 x64 from a dvd.
After selecting my language option at the installation menu I then select the option "Install Ubuntu". The screen then goes black for a second, then I see the ubuntu logo in the center of the screen with a purple background. At this screen there are some progress "bubbles" below the logo which light up from left to right as it appears to be loading. Then randomly the bubbles stop lighting up and the installation stops. I've left it at this screen for several hours at a time and it does nothing, just frozen. I have tried setting the acpi, noacpi, and nomodeset options but none of them get me any further.
I figured there may be a problem with the HD so I swapped it out with a brand new 500Gb disk. Same problem. I am running on a dell studio 1458 laptop with core i5 processor 8 Gb of ram. I have also tried installing v12.04 LTS and Fedora 18. All three get to the loading screen and then freeze. Installing Windows again works flawlessly. Any ideas?