I decided to switch from Windows to Ubuntu. I downloaded Ubuntu 11.10, installed it onto a live USB-stick and restarted my computer. I ran Ubuntu from the stick, and clicked on the Install button Ubuntu application.
After completing the installation steps (set language, time, keyboard e.t.c), I get the the Welcome to Ubuntu 11.10 screen and the cursor shows that it's loading something but nothing else is going on. There's no progress bar or anything. What's going on?