Install hangs at 'Who are You'
Hello everyone, I'm new here. I've been researching many forums for an answer but I have not found anything that will help me. I am trying to install (at this point - any) linux OS that is compatible with my Acer AO150 Aspire. I have 2gb ram, Intel Atom N70 1.60ghz processor, 160gb HDD and Intel GMA 950 Dynamic Video Memory. I formerly ran WinXP. I am trying to create a clean install.
The problem is that my installation hangs - mostly at the last screen after all files are copied - read on, lol...
I started with Zorin 5.2 Core, then Zorin 6.1 Lite, then Xubantu 12.04.1, then Peppermint 3. All installs will complete copying the files and hang at the 'Who Are You' screen. I have tried the following after reading several other posts with similar issues (FWIW):
At the 'Who are you?' screen, the 'Continue' button is always grayed out. I have read that some people claim to enter the username and computer name quickly enough to access the continue button 'before it grayed out' but I have never had this option.
I have used only lowercase letters with no spaces when entering computer name/username.
I set the Bios to boot Network first. (After setting to boot USB priority and after setting to boot Main HDD priority)
I ran through each distro install with a wireless connection and then again without a wireless connection.
I have tried installing with multiple flash drives, even an SD card out of desperation. (I do not have an optical drive).
I have downloaded each distro multiple times and re-created the bootable USB multiple times.
I have used unetbootin and Universal USB Installer software for windows (the machine I use to create the USB is a Win7 machine).
I have checked the downloaded distro files with md5sum and results have always matched.
I have been able to successfully do a live boot with each distro, establishing the fact that I can in fact run them on the Acer.
Directly after the 'Wireless' screen, regardless if I establish a connection or not, a new screen is created leaving the Wireless screen as inactive and the new screen as active where I can continue on through to the 'who are you' screen. I'm not sure if this is normal...
Does anyone have any ideas? Thank you in advance!