Bug#520443: The installer hangs when the packages are downloaded
The installer hangs when the packages are downloaded.
Debian 5.0 installer used: http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/5.0.0/amd64/iso-cd/debian-500-amd64-netinst.iso
Mirror selected: The only one in Norway.
Computer tried to install on: Lenovo ThinkPad T61 (model 6463 with 4GB RAM, 120 GB SDD)
Using the text mode installer I eventually select the default packages suggested (desktop, laptop, standard) and the installer downloads. After a while it writes "Retrieving file 808 of 808" and then just stops. I can still use ctrl+alt+Fx to get extra console windows, and ctrl+alt+f4 shows the last command as the "get"command to download a file. I'm sorry I do not remember which.
I hope this can help you get this bug out of the way. It is a frustrating way to learn about Debian.
If you need more info I am happy to assist.