CPU: AMD Phenom X4 9850
RAM: 6 GB DDR2 667
HDD: SATA 500 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM
Vid Card: MSI GeForce 9400GT 512 MB
I'm using the Installer Image for Windows and I've yet to reach the install screen. It takes an ungodly amount of time before it finally hangs. The attached image is from one of my shorter runs. If the timestamp next to the last warning about my USB drive not functioning at full capacity, or whatever, (about 6 lines form the end) is any indication, that run was a little over 23 minutes long, before failing. That's the farthest I've gotten.
One thing I did notice was that the first few times, the PC was not plugged into my network via LAN. When I plugged it in (in my eternal optimism) the boot process felt faster, though that may have just been wishful thinking...
Boot flags I've tried (in all possible combinations I could think of):
- -v (always)
- -f (used instead of UseKernelCache)
- npci=0x3000 (always)
- UseKernelCache=No (used instead of -f)
- nv_disable=1 (this one was mostly for the heck of it. I was under the impression that 9xxx series cards needed the GraphicsEnabler=Yes option, instead of this one)