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the installer crashes after codec selection step. if wifi is enabled then is crashes after the wifi selection step. clicking next in the above steps show a dialog box with no readable text, only some question marks. any ideas? FYI: i have 3 hard drives in my system.

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Looks like a known problem (I faced similar issues during 12.10). Before you start installation from LiveDVD/LiveUSB, make sure you're not connected to any network, not even physically (detach Ethernet cable from your computer, turn off Wifi) and then start installation and see if it goes well. – Kushal Apr 26 '13 at 5:03
u can disconnect all the drives except one. and the problem goes away. it is definitely a careless and stupid bug with the installer or how it handles parted. not a network problem. – mojo Apr 26 '13 at 8:51

Was having a similar issue (hang after network installation completed and hostname provided). Disconnecting the second hard drive fixed it.

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