The alternate install ISO for Precise Beta 1 refused to install for me, displaying an error after the tasksel dialog every time I picked a task (such as 'Desktop Installation'), or finishing but refusing to boot if I picked none of the tasks listed.

This seems fairly critical since it blocks using the alternate install ISO. I haven't seen much 'alternate iso fails oh no' discussion though maybe the issue is somehow hardware specific (ncurses?). Has anyone else experienced this?

Debian-installer error

Launchpad bug report 944945