I have a Dell poweredge 1950 server currently having windows 2008 server edition on top. The BIOS version that I currently have is 2.7.0. The system possesses SAS hard drives.
I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 desktop edition erasing windows using a bootable USB.
I see that I am able to select the USB to allow for the installation but the process seems stuck once I have selected the USB device. I am not able to proceed any further and only a
Alt+Ctrl+Del seems to work.
As part of debugging the issue, I tried using both the rear and front USB ports. The USB drive was made using the startup disk creator from another Ubuntu machine. I ran into the same error while trying to install Lubuntu 14.04 made using a different ISO which seem have installed properly on a different machine. Thus I suspect there is some incompatibility with the existing hardware.
Is there some incompatibility with Ubuntu 14.04 and 1950? I did read that Ubuntu has been certified on the 1950 but dont seem to understand what is causing the issue.
Any help appreciated.