I'm currently trying to install Mint 14 x64 XFCE edition. I know it isn't the latest release, but I'd already downloaded this version and don't want to take the time to download another.
I checked my disk for integrity, and it came out no errors. However, the installation has been showing "Configuring Hardware" for about an hour now, and doesn't seem to be progressing. Coming from Ubuntu, I'm used to installs taking forever but this seem excessive.
I had the same problem yesterday and eventually aborted the install by shutting down the system. Is there something I can do about this? Even if I try the latest version, I've a suspicion the same problem will arise. I don't know what hardware issue could be the problem, except for the recurrent issue with nvidia cards that drove me away from Ubuntu.