I noticed when the installation boot happens, there's a call to plutohome.com for a new installation script and NTP, which both fail. After a while, the screen just goes black. I didn't try the esc+esc to get to the graphical user interface like the others.
I can't get to anything.plutohome.com from several physical locations. Not sure how important that new installation script is to the install. One would think it would contain a script to figure out what language the installation should be (not sure what language I saw for the login prompt just before the screen went black), sound card detection, video card information from modprobe on the install???
I don't know, I do know it looks very promising and I'd be tickled to get this up and running in 4 hours :-)