Bowo here, a newcomer and new user of Linux Mint. Just downloaded Elyssa yesterday and attempt an installation with unetbootin ([url]unetbootin.sourceforge.net[/url]) using Elyssa ISO file in Windows XP. So, it's an installation from the hard disk drive without using a CD rom.
Upon restart of XP, unetbootin successfully load Elyssa from the ISO file, and I proceeded with the installation up to 94%, the part where it says "configuring hardware..." and the process stopped there, i.e. not progressing. So, it's not actually a "freeze", but the process just didn't proceed.
Here's the details:
Laptop is Toshiba Dynabook SS 2000 DS80P/2. Pentium III-m, 256MB, 20GB with C drive being XP, D drive being data, the third partition being a linux ext3 (3GB), and a fourth extended partition containing a 480 MB linux swap and a 100MB Acronis recovery partition.
Complete laptop spec here (google-translated from japanese): http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dynabook.com%2Fpc%2Fcatalog%2Fss%2F02061820%2Fspec.htm&hl=en&ie=UTF8&sl=ja&tl=en
I've had similar problem when installing Puppy linux 4 a while ago, but Ubuntu feisty fawn was installed OK.
Anyone can help? Million thanks in advance!