I just got an intel nuc nuc6i5syk, 32gb ram and 1tb ssd drive.

I downloaded the latest kali image and used rufus to dd write to a usb drive. I am able to start the installation no problem but then dies in the middle saying

installation step failed, the step is select and install software
Everything was default, nothing was added or removed

Partition table is like this

1gb - boot partition
8gb - SWAP
980 - / root partition

Been at this for the last 5 hours and can't figure out why its not working. Can someone please help me out with this.