Is this supposed to happen?

I’m installing alongside Manjaro and it’s been looping this for about 6 hours. Been over 14 hours now “Creating ext4 file system for / in partition #4” hasn’t changed, just looping the anacron services. Is that normal? I’ve never installed budgie

No its not normal - most modern hardware will install ubuntu in a few minutes.

There is an error but thats further up the log beyond what you can see.

You can debug ubiquity issues via a live session install