The server I just built does not have a cd drive. I want to install Ubuntu Server 12.10 The mother board in the server is a Gigabyte GA-H61M-USB3. I burned the image to a thumb drive and set up the BIOS to boot from USB (USB-CDROM setting). The installer launches and I am able to do the initial setup (language, keyboard, etc.) but then get a error that it can't find the cd drive. Can anyone help??


I faced a similar problem twice; the OS was booting just fine from USB but for some reason it was trying to load files from the CD-ROM.

The fist time I re-downloaded the image and burned into USB again and the second I followed the procedure mentioned here.


It doesn't sound like you made the USB drive bootable -- https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick

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    It does boot, but gives an error after the initial setup.
    – grimpitch
    Apr 23 '13 at 21:24

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