husse has done some testing: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=2605
do you have enough ram or a fast enough cd rom drive?
I think so - 1.5GB and a x40 DVD R/W. As I mentioned, this seems to be a problem with Kubuntu and Ubuntu from at least 8.10 RC1 on. Felicia seems to have the same problem, which I would expect. I am looking at a suggestion made in the Ubuntu forum about hitting Ctl-Alt-F1 during the Live CD boot and then removing Compiz but I'm not very optimistic. Possibly I need to get a more advanced graphics card. If it is indeed Compiz that is causing the problem, then perhaps a Live CD could be released that does not include Compiz but allows those who feel they need this gimmick to install it later. Thank you for your reply.