Nothing but mouse cursor after clicking 'install' in Ubuntu .....
I finally decided to ditch Windows. Went to the bookstore and bought two Ubuntu magazines. Both came with 10.04 installation dics. One has multiple flavors (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, myth, netbook, etc.); the other has Kubuntu only.
Disconnected my C: drive (just in case!) and made my old D: drive the primary. Scanned it for problems and found none.
I tried standard Ubuntu and also Kubuntu; also tried both discs, but I had the same problem every time: I select my username, timezone, partition (whole drive), etc., and finally click 'install', but then nothing happens! All I get is a working mouse cursor and the background image -- no progress bar and no progress at all. I waited a long time; nothing changed.