Install copies files, that stalls immediately after starting to install system. Basically; the PC goes into CBA mode. The monitor announces; "no signal" and goes into energy saving. The HDD activity LED is pretty busy for a while, but pretty much inactive if I leave it overnight. DVD reads also diminish over time.
The try before installing selection has shown me that this distro does a fair bit of what I need - but running it from the install DVD is just too much hard work to be worth the effort - the DVD can't keep up with menu selections, which sometimes crashes and then just disappears (with an option to delete it).
Several time it failed to erase the target boot HDD and attempted to install alongside an earlier install of Ubuntu. So I fired up gparted and wiped the HDD - the next attempt to install still ground to a halt.
Applications like Gparted are typical of the functionality I need - but only being able to run anything from the try before installing selection is just too much effort.
The previous boot HDD is a 3Tb unit that Win XP wasn't very enthusiastic about, so I set it up as a Ubuntu boot disk to make that storage available to me. At some point; it went on strike, it was not accessible while running under try before and I found repair options that were able to untangle it - but not make it bootable.
This OS would be to my liking if running it from the DVD wasn't the only way of firing it up.