I have the same issue listed in this question: USB drive install of Ubuntu 12.04 Server fails - can't find components from CD-ROM
My issue differs because I have attempted all of the suggestions in that thread. I have checked the MD5 sum of my downloaded .iso, I used Universal-USB-Installer-18.104.22.168 to create my bootable USB. I get to the same point mentioned in the other question:
[!!] Load installer components from CD There was a problem reading data from the CD-ROM. Please make sure it is in the drive. If retrying does not work., you should check the integrity of your CD-ROM. Failed to copy file from CD-ROM. Retry?
I have run the perl script here: http://cirrus.ucsd.edu/~pierce/fix_ubuntu_usb/ to fix the truncated file names. It found problems with 4 files that it could not fix:
./pool/main/m/maas/python-maas-provisioningserver_1.2+bzr1373+dfsq-0ubuntu1~12.04.4_all.deb ./install/netboot/ubuntu-installer/i386/pxelinux.cfg/default ./install/netboot/pxelinux.0 ./install/netboot/pxelinux.cfg/default
There is a file called python...0ubuntu1~12.04.1_all.deb and looking around online there appears to be one available called python...0ubuntu1~12.04.5_all.deb but I cannot find anything about a python...0ubuntu1~12.04.4_all.deb
When I run the Check CD-ROM integrity option, it comes back and says that same file is missing.
When I add the .iso file to the root of the bootable USB and try to mount it by using
Alt + F2:
mkdir /cdrom mount -t vfat /dev/sdb1 /cdrom
I get an error back saying:
mounting /dev/sdb1 /cdrom failed: Device or resource busy
This computer does not have a CD drive so I am stuck with using a USB install. I do not have a Linux computer available to create the image with. How can I install Ubuntu Server??
Thanks for reading.
I took a CD drive from another computer and jury-rigged it to this one for the install. Works fine from a CD.