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Thread: Error installing Ubuntu Server 13.04 on VMware

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    Error installing Ubuntu Server 13.04 on VMware

    Hello. I'm trying to install the 64-bit version of Ubuntu Server 13.04 on a VMware virtual machine, and things seem to run ok, but after I finish disk partitioning and the installer starts to copy kernel images to disk, I get the following error message:

    Unable to install the selected kernel
    An error was returned while trying to install the kernel into the target system

    Kernel package: 'linux-generic'

    Check /var/log/syslog or see virtual console 4 for the details


    I then check the log, and the last line says this: "base-installer: error: exiting on error base-installer/kernel/failed-install"


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    Re: Error installing Ubuntu Server 13.04 on VMware

    If you are installing from an ISO, did you verify the md5sum/sha1sum of it before trying to do the install?

    As far as running 13.04 as a server, is there a reason for running the latest and not a LTS version?
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    Re: Error installing Ubuntu Server 13.04 on VMware

    Yeah, I did check the md5sum, and it was fine. I also tried installing the LTS version, and got the same error.
    Another thing, in my partitioning scheme I had /boot, /, /home and /var, all in separate partitions. After I made this post, I tried installing the server, but now without a dedicated partition for /boot, and that way no error was thrown. Any clue on what's happening?

    By the way, my interests on running Ubuntu server are purely academic, so both the latest version and LTS are OK with me.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Error installing Ubuntu Server 13.04 on VMware

    Huh. I've not run into that before. Maybe it was a VMware thing?
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    Re: Error installing Ubuntu Server 13.04 on VMware

    It seems like it's a VMware bug. I retried installation and somehow I ran into the same error again.
    I did it on VirtualBox and it got installed perfectly. Thanks anyway!

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