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Thread: Unable to install Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit via iDRAC

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    Unable to install Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit via iDRAC

    Hi,

    I have installed previous versions of Ubuntu on Dell servers like R610, R620, etc. but never came across this issue.

    During boot from iso image it displays "Intialization failed" (screenshot attached). After this it shows the screen to "Try Ubuntu" or "Install Ubuntu" but keyboard and mouse doesn't work remotely. I have not tried it yet from physical location yet. I have downloaded multiple images and tried several times.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
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    Re: Unable to install Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit via iDRAC

    I do not know servers. There is a separate sub-forum for servers. I can move thread if you like.

    Are you installing desktop or server installer. Desktop is the one with live mode, server does not have live mode.

    And desktop does not have RAID drivers that a server install flash drive would have.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Unable to install Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit via iDRAC

    I would appreciate if you move it there.

    I am installing Desktop version on sever as we have done in the past. RAID is at hardware level so should not impact it (I think).

    Thanks,

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    Re: Unable to install Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit via iDRAC

    Moved to Server Platforms.
    For info on UEFI boot install & repair - Updated Mar 2015:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
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    Re: Unable to install Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit via iDRAC

    I have figured it out. Installed ubuntu server 13.10 edition and used a PS/2 keyboard to quickly install ssh after installing OS. Then via SSH edit /etc/default/grub line to

    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="usbcore.autosuspend=-1"

    and ran
    • sudo update-grub
    • sudo update-initramfs -u
    • sudo shutdowwn -r now


    I am able to use usb keyboard and mouse after it. Also, installed ubuntu desktop to get GUI.

    Looks like a know bug:
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...x/+bug/1244176

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/36381...-13-10-upgrade

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    Re: Unable to install Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit via iDRAC

    Please mark it as closed.

    Thanks,

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    Re: Unable to install Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit via iDRAC

    Quote Originally Posted by ops2 View Post
    Please mark it as closed.

    Thanks,
    It doesn't need to be closed, but you can mark it [SOLVED]
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