Are you sure it's done when you see the black screen with the mouse pointer?
When I install 8.10 it stays like that for quite a long time, I always get tired of waiting and just leave it there with the speakers on. Then suddenly the screen changes and I hear "When you can see and hear me..."
How long is quite a long time, you think? I've left it for at least an hour, even overnight once if I recall correctly. I had assumed it was generating the orbiter and left it for a long while. If I invoke the AVWizard again, should I be able to count on the configuration (what is the name of that application?) to start eventually? How long do you think it would take to come up for a 1080p hybrid core?
I'm not against starting it all over again to make sure I haven't personally screwed something up but I need to know when I should know something is legitimately wrong.
I didn't have any trouble with the 7.10 configuration finishing but afterward I noticed my SATA DVD device didn't exist (odd because that was how I installed the system). I decided to give 8.10 a shot and here I am