[64 bit] 12.04 server install hangs on "detecting network hardware"

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http://ubuntuforums.org – The hardware is HP DL385 2200 Dual Dual-Core Opteron 2.0 Ghz, 2GB, 80GB SCSI HD Each time when I get to the part of the wizard that says "detecting network hardware" it zips through it and just hangs. I have tried to install with and without the internet cable. I have tried reburning the CD several times, both at default speed and slower (8x) I have tried the USB stick install and it hangs at the same spot. I can successfully install Windows Server 2003, so I do not think it is a hardware problem. Any ideas? (Hardware)