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Thread: Trouble installing 12.04 LTS Server

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    Trouble installing 12.04 LTS Server

    Hi,

    I'm having a few problems trying to install 12.04 LTS Server AMD64 onto a new build.

    I initially downloaded the latest ISO (12.04.02) and used Universal USB Installer to create a bootable flash drive. However when booting off this drive, the installer starts up just fine but then fails on the first after selecting a keyboard and states that it can not load the installation components from the CD drive.

    I tried recreating the bootable flash drive using a couple of different methods but each time I get the same result.

    I then reverted to a 12.04.1 ISO that I had previously downloaded and this seems to get past this point (again creating a bootable USB drive with it). Unfortunately it fails a little further as it can't detect the network adapter.

    The build is a Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H which has an atheros network adapter. Googling for problems with this and linux doesn't turn up a great deal but does throw up a few threads that recommend using a later version of Ubuntu to resolve the problem as the driver is not included in some of the older versions.

    I tried also booting off a live CD for 12.04 LTS AMD 64 Desktop version however this just seemed to hang. I do need an LTS version of the server edition in any case....

    Anyone have any suggestions about what to try next? I suppose it is possible there's a problem with the motherboard... though I'd like to confirm that before I attempt to RMA it if that is the case... In any case that wouldn't explain the problem with the 12.04.2 server install.

    Thanks for your help all

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    Re: Trouble installing 12.04 LTS Server

    Could these problems with 12.04.2 be due to a corrupt download? Did you verify the checksum of the downloaded iso?

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    Re: Trouble installing 12.04 LTS Server

    Hi,

    thanks for the suggestion, as it happens I had not verified the checksum... so I did it now. Unfortunatley they do match so it would appear to be a good download.

    Any other ideas?

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    Re: Trouble installing 12.04 LTS Server

    Hmm. Interestingly if I burn the same ISO (12.04.2 server) to disc instead and hook up an optical drive it will boot just fine.

    Unfortunately, I then run into the same problem as with 12.04.1 : "No network interfaces detected"

    Any suggestions?

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    Re: Trouble installing 12.04 LTS Server

    http://demtrex.wordpress.com/2011/04...ubuntu-server/

    The post is about 10.04 but it works for 12.04 as well. The only command I added was
    Code:
    mount /dev/sr0 /cdrom
    after
    Code:
    ln -sf /iso/ubuntu-10.04-server-amd64.iso /dev/sr0
    Not sure that was even necessary but it worked anyway.

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