Have been installing into a very fast laptop since 1300 it is now 1730, could something be amiss?
I think you have problems, takes about 15 minutes on my AMD 3.8ghz, and the same on 3ghz
Does it work all O.K. as a live CD, is there a message on screen ? for example copying files?
Is there still activity on harddisc?
Have you two CD/DVD drives, (on laptop???) that happens with me if I use the wrong CD drive
Try reburning CD