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October 5th, 2010, 09:14 AM

I tried installing Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (ver UEC 10.04.1).

I had installed the Cloud Controller, Cluster Controller, Storage Controller and Walrus on a server.

When I tried installing Node Controller on a VMWare Server it doesn't seem to work.

So, I had managed to get a DELL PE 1955 Server with VT extensions enabled.

I created a USB Drive using the Universal USB Installer software (downloaded from Ubuntu site). But, when I try to boot the server from the USB Drive, I don't get the "Install Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud" option.

Have anyone installed UEC from USB Drive?
Is there a problem installing UEC from a USB Drive?

Should i try installing it from a CD by creating a CD from the ISO image?

Kindly advice.


October 7th, 2010, 08:41 PM
It should work fine. I have installed UEC from a USB drive a number of times without problem.

By "Universal USB Installer" do you mean "Startup Disk Creator" from the SYSTEM > ADMINISTRATION menu? That's what I used to create the USB key installer from ISO.

What do you see when you startup the server? Is it exactly the same except that particular line is missing?

October 8th, 2010, 07:12 AM
I used the "Burn your CD or create a USB drive" option in http://www.ubuntu.com/server/get-ubuntu/download and downloaded the software for creating a USB Drive.

I get the "Install Ubuntu Server" and "Rescue a Broken System" options only. I don't get the "Install Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud" option as mentioned in the Installation Document.

Any comments...am i doing anything wrong here...

October 8th, 2010, 09:16 PM
No I don't think you are, I suspect the Universal USB Installer on windows mucks with the grub entries and does a poor job and removes the grub entry for the UEC install.

The best option, which I can confirm works great is to build the ISO on USB drive from within Ubuntu desktop.

Good luck with your UEC testing!


October 13th, 2010, 02:07 PM
I burnt the iso on to a CD and it works!!

Next step is to build image and run the instances...

Wish me Good Luck !! :)

October 15th, 2010, 06:17 PM
Glad to hear it, Deviprasad.

Let us know how things go!