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    Trying to install 12.04 server on a machine

    Hey everybody. I've recently gotten my hands on a standard consumer desktop ($100 ASUS micro ATX mobo, i5-2500K) which I will be using as a server (i.e. headless, no screen/keyboard etc.).

    As my graphics card is currently being RMAd, my usual desktop's Ubuntu 11.04 won't run graphics properly, so I'm stuck in Winbloze (7) for a week or two.

    I followed the instructions here to make a USB stick with 12.04 server on it. The file is named "ubuntu-12.04.1-server-amd64.iso", and in the drop down menu of the PDL program I selected "Ubuntu 12.04 Server Installer", being the only selection with "12.04" and "server" in the same line. I thought it was curious that the desktop versions didn't have the "Installer" qualifier while the server versions did, but I continued on anyways.

    I plugged the new server into my monitor and keyboard temporarily to run the install. I plugged in my now live-disc'd flash drive and booted it. The mobo screen came up fine, then the live-disc's language selection screen, and then keyboard layout. After the keyboard layout selection, it said "Your installation CD-ROM couldn't be mounted", and if I skipped that, the install failed.

    In my previous attempts to install various forms of Ubuntu/Mint desktops I've never gotten such an error. I thought the live-disc would be able to do everything itself.

    What exactly am I doing wrong? I'm only barely-proficient in this sort of thing, so there could potentially be a variety of things wrong.
    Last edited by Dubslow; November 30th, 2012 at 04:21 AM. Reason: tried again, have exact error message
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    Re: Trying to install 12.04 server on a machine

    Great. I tried making the live disc in an Ubuntu VM, and that seemed to work, but when I booted the server, it said "bootable medium not found".

    And now Windows can't format the flash drive. :/

    Edit: Fortunately for me,
    1) I can still access my usual box in Linux via my phone/command line
    2) I found formatting instructions for Linux/cmd line.

    Now back to the original problem...
    Last edited by Dubslow; November 30th, 2012 at 06:09 AM.
    Intel Core i7-2600K (3.80 GHz) (Hyper 212+ Air Cooler)
    MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 460 (768 MB)
    Seagate 7200 RPM 1 TB && Hitachi 5400 RPM 2 TB
    Ubuntu 11.04 Classic Desktop / Windows 7 Professional (games only)

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    Re: Trying to install 12.04 server on a machine

    Well, I borrowed a proper Ubuntu install from a friend, and that Startup Disk Creator's finished product installed without problem. Moral: Don't use PenDriveLinux or Ubuntu in a virtual box to create a server live disk.
    Intel Core i7-2600K (3.80 GHz) (Hyper 212+ Air Cooler)
    MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 460 (768 MB)
    Seagate 7200 RPM 1 TB && Hitachi 5400 RPM 2 TB
    Ubuntu 11.04 Classic Desktop / Windows 7 Professional (games only)

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