Alright, loving #!, I've tried both 32 and 64 bit on a very dated system (Biostar Socket 754 motherboard, Athlon 64 3700+ CPU, 2GB RAM, 80GB SATA drive, and a GeForce 256MB 8600GTS), and when using the guided partitioning, using separate partitions for everything, I get to the installation log generation, and it hangs.
While I can reboot, and boot normally, I don't feel "right" by doing this knowing the installation hung.
However, when I use the first time user option (one partition), it completes successfully. I'm thinking it may just be a HDD issue (as it IS a very old 7200 RPM mechnical drive). At first I thought it may have been due to the DDoS attacks on the repos... but others have had success installing during the time of the attacks.