Installer window closes unexpectedly

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http://askubuntu.com – Original description OK, I'm really surprised how hard it is for me to get Precise up and running, using the official desktop installation CD, as written from a downloaded image. The installer window will simply close on me. Here is what I tried so far: Booted, clicked the “Install” icon, partitioned the disk myself, selected grub to be installed into the partition (not the mbr), selected to look for updates during install and to also install third-party software, and then proceeded with installation. In the end I got a message about something failing during the install, and I'd now (HowTos)