Why does the installer say I don't have enough drive space on a new drive?

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http://askubuntu.com – I have a problem with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I am trying to install it on a new (bare) hard drive and can't get past the first screen (the one that says "For best results, please ensure that this computer: has at least 4.4 GB available drive space"). There is a big X by that but I know there is plenty of drive space, it is a 1 TB hard drive and has NOTHING on it. Has anyone else had this problem? It had gone past that before, up to the part where it was supposedly creating the ext 4 file system--after about 15 minutes or so it would get a black screen and nothing else happened. I am stumped. (HowTos)