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I'm going to install Ubuntu Linux 12.04.4 LTS Server. I used the Startup Disk Creator on Ubuntu Linux Desktop to create the ISO on a USB drive.

The installation process stops at a purple screen with a white bar that can be typed in. It stops after the additional components are loaded.

How can I fix this?

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Try to create bootable ubuntu server usb through unetbootin, and also check the md5sum of the download iso file. –  Avinash Raj Feb 28 at 4:39
    
@AvinashRaj I tried using that, but you run into a problem where it just doesn't boot correctly. I looked through a thread and they said to use Startup Disk Creator as that is the best solution. Also, there is by default an error with md5 and I fixed that by adding a /default file. –  LordNature Feb 28 at 5:13
    
I have almost precisely the same problem, except that I'm installing from CD. The installation disk seems to work fine on a different machine (at least, it makes it past the hanging point from the first machine). It seems to be a hardware problem. I can provide more information on the differences between the machines if necessary - I don't know what might be relevant, though. @LordNature If you have a second machine available, does installation from the same USB drive hang at the same place on it? –  user254049 Mar 2 at 19:16
    
How can you claim copyright on searching 'Google Inc. & the Ubuntu website'? Anyway, try booting the disk and 'Check disk for defects' - help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/CDIntegrityCheck –  Wilf Mar 2 at 19:53
    
Disk check was clean. I even did MemTest while I was there and the first pass showed no errors. More data: I get the same problem when trying to install Debian Wheezy. Installations hangs on a blank screen (blue, this time) with a white text entry bar. It works fine on the second machine. On the first machine, it hangs just before doing network configuration, which is where Ubuntu Server breaks down. Both machines are plugged directly into the same router. Could it be a network hardware problem on the first machine? I installed Mint 16 (Cinnamon) on it just a couple of days ago with no problem –  user254095 Mar 2 at 22:12

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