I did not try a different mirror, but I doubt that would help. I tried downloading and using the Debian 32-bit netinstall to see if that would work and it still freezes/hangs at the same spot. Like I said before, it also hangs when I run Gparted on a live CD distro (e.g. Ubuntu, KNOPPIX, etc). When I run the Debian setup, it always freezes/hangs on the "partman" step for partitioning - as if it cannot detect my hard disk drive(s) or it runs into some type of error and/or loop to cause the installation to freeze/hang like that every time.
I tried changing around my boot priority devices to use my CD/DVD drive(s) first in my BIOS and it seems that didn't help. I also tried using "acpi=off" as a kernel boot parameter as well - again, that didn't help either. It's always at the partitioning / detecting my hard disk drive(s) installation step that it freezes/hangs. Should I just try a different distribution altogether? I may just go and try out Ubuntu or another non-Debian based Linux distribution if I can't figure this out. I've been trying to install Debian for a few days now, but if I can't partition ANY of my hard disk drive(s), then for that matter, how am I suppose to install ANY Linux distro to begin with? I really want to get Debian installed, as it is my preferred Linux distribution of choice.
Anyways, any more help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!
Last edited by JBKAL007; 04-27-2011 at 08:02 PM.