I got the message "Installation step failed an installation step failed. you can try to run the failing item again from the menu, or skip it and choose something else. The failing step is: select and install software".I tried burning different USB Sticks, redownload the iso file, double checking disk partitioning, everything!!! None of them works! (Installing Ubuntu Desktop works fine but Ubuntu Server just keeps failing)
I know this is an old question but I just had the same issue installing server 14.04.
I was manually creating the partitions:
- 10GB /
- 350GB Home
- 4GB Swap
I tried to use a different ISO (plus Rufus) and had the same problem.
Problem disappeared when I used guided partitioning: whole drive and separate home which gave me the same configuration as above.
Then installed fine.