Ubuntu 12.10 Installation Hangs at 'Preparing to Install Ubuntu'

view story

http://askubuntu.com – I have downloaded the Ubuntu 12.10 i386 Desktop ISO both via HTTP & Torrent Download. I have attempted the install via CD & Bootable USB (created using YUMI from Pendrive Linux), each using a different ISO (to rule out corruption). I can boot from CD & USB and use the live Ubuntu, but each time I try to Install it, Ubiquity hangs at the "Preparing to Install Ubuntu" screen. It doesn't matter if i check or uncheck the 'Download updates while installing' and/or 'Install this third party software' options. I am attempting install on a Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook (Pentium M 1.60GHz, (HowTos)