I've been trying to install Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS i386 from a CD-ROM on a Pentium IV 3GHz machine, always with the same problem - it doesn't manage to install linux-image-3.8.0-29-generic. I checked the MD5 Check Sum of the ISO file and it is OK. I checked the integrity of the CD-ROM and it is also OK. The error reported from syslog is transcript below (it is impossible to copy it from the console by this time):
Errors were encountered while processing: /media/cdrom/pool/main/l/linux-lts-raring/linux-image-3.8.0-29-generic_3.8.0-29.42~precise1_i386.deb Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) Reading pagckage lists... Building dependency tree... linux-headers-generic-lts-raring is already the newest version. You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these: The following packages have unmet dependencies: linux-image-generic-lts-raring: Depends: linux-image-3.8.0-29-generic but it is not going to be installed Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution)
The suggested solution of
apt-get -f install was innocuous, as the system couldn't find 'apt-get'. It also couldn't find dpkg.
I have previously installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop in this same machine with no problems at all. Now I would like very much to run the Server version, as all I want to do is build a small server. What can I do to solve this problem, please?