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I am trying to load Server 11.10 i386 form an iso image on a usb stick. It loaded desktop instead. does not run tasksel during install and definitely loads GUI.

Anybody else having this problem?

In the iso file under .disk/info it shows "Ubuntu-Server 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release i386 (20111011)"

I'm downloading another copy now and see if its the same.



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did you check the Ubuntu md5sum – Ringtail Feb 27 '12 at 2:39
I looked at that and not sure exactly what to look for but the top lines show "./dists/oneiric/Release". Anything in particular I should look for? – sbtech Feb 27 '12 at 11:06 this should help – Ringtail Feb 27 '12 at 17:41
Thanks for that info BlueXrider! I followed the guidelines on the How To and came up with a match for 11.10 Ubuntu Server i386 for the iso. All but three files match the md5sum.txt file on the USB stick as well. The three files are similar to "./install/netboot/pxelinux.0". I tried to install on the same machine different hard drive with the same results. The laptop that I am creating the startup USB is 11.10 Desktop so not sure if that is an issue. I will try creating from a different machine and see what happens. Otherwise not sure what is going on. – sbtech Feb 28 '12 at 0:02
Grab a copy from here: and use Universal USB installer from here: – Ringtail Feb 28 '12 at 0:09
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Grab a copy from here: Ubuntu Download

Use Universal USB installer from here: USB Pendrive

This should work.

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accepted but I cannot vote up. Sorry. May and try and dig further here as well. Thanks again! – sbtech Feb 29 '12 at 12:04

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