I am installing Ubuntu 9.04 onto a 32-bit Dell Inspiron 2200 from a bootable installation CD. The computer's hard drive has been wiped and formatted and contains no other operating system. All hardware minimum requirements are met and the tests available at the install disk boot screen show no problems. The installation CD works with no problems until I reach step 5, where I am prompted to create the first user account. When I click on "forward" to proceed to step 6, I get an icon showing the computer is working on something. At this point nothing else happens. I can still move the cursor and edit the fields I completed in step five, but the forward and back commands are ghosted out and the spinning icon remains busy.
I can load the OS straight from the CD with no problems. I only get this non-response when installing to the hard disk.
What can I do to complete this installation?