Re: Install does not progress past "Preparing to Install" screen
I am having the exact same issue. I've downloaded another copy "just in case". I've boot & nuked the hard drive to ensure previous version or the way the hard drive was partitioned did not effect the install. I had no problems with that previous LTS version. Just the latest one not installing. Booting from a thumb drive is not an option for me.
The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done.