No, "quiet splash" didn't even get me as far as the installation GUI where you can select to install/safe graphics mode/1st hard disk--I'd get stuck in the usual white-text-black-background screeen. I had to experiment several times until finally getting it to run with "splash=0". It must have something to do with my ATI card.
It's a good thing it worked, too. A few more install failures and I would've opted to go back to gutsy.