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I own an HP ProLiant MicroServer N40L. What are step-by-step instructions to get it running Ubuntu Server 12.04 64-bit?

It seems that for now some instructions at least partially outdated. Good example is "Installation/FromUSBStick" instruction which consistently recommends crashing Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator tool (the crash was confirmed by many users). That puts less experienced users on guess and try way where it's very easy to make something wrong and get unsuccessful installation experience.

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I have an HP ProLiant MicroServer N40L (right beside me) running Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS (64-bit).

I had no issues with install, nor with attempts on 3 other HP MicroServer's (incl. earlier model). I found the USB keyboards (I tried) all worked fine.

I was also able to load 12.04 desktop, with no issues.

UPDATE:

For keyboards I have used (all USB): an HP desktop (KU-0316), HP desktop (from d530 PC), Logitech (various), and (current) Good2Better2010 'Sleek Ultra thin Mini Keyboard'. None of these had any issues.

Any issue with wireless keyboards may be due lack of driver (during the install).

Your keyboard may work after install and updates.


Suggest you create a NEW install-USB (maybe under Ubuntu), and try again.

UPDATE:

I created the USB-install on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop (using creator tool).

I have had minor issues with mismatched kernels (in the past), when using 11.10 (desktop) to create 12.04 (install), but not recently ..

I suggest a purge and reinstall for your own 'creator' (under 13.04).

It should not be crashing (on startup).

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Good that you have it working. I'm actually doing install-USB on Ubuntu. However on my desktop 13.04 standard Ubuntu Startup Disk Creator tool is crashing. So I'm using Unetbootin tool. How did you create install-USB? Please describe process in details. Is the keyboard you connecting for installation wireless or usual? I'm having wireless Logitech - may be that is the problem. –  vladimir Jul 6 '13 at 12:45
    
Actually making 13.04 install-USB in Windows instead of Ubuntu helped. Just installed Server 13.04! –  vladimir Jul 7 '13 at 4:41
    
Thank you for updating your answer with latest info. The idea of creating install-USB different ways helped me to install 13.04 - so I'm good for now. UNetbootin on Ubuntu - isn't good combination for creating Ubuntu Server 13.04 stick somehow. It's also turned out to be important to wipe out stick before making install-USB. Although nothing helped me with a keyboard issue on 12.04: the keyboard works in BIOS and bootloader but as soon as I entered Ubuntu 12.04 installation it stops working and my installation is stuck - can't select Language, partitioning, etc... But I have 13.04 now! –  vladimir Jul 8 '13 at 15:24
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