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Hello, i used this program called "unetbootin" to put the ISO of Ubuntu 8.0.4 or an a USB stick. well i can boot into the thing and i push "install ...
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    How to install Linux without CD-ROM drive?


    Hello, i used this program called "unetbootin" to put the ISO of Ubuntu 8.0.4 or an a USB stick.

    well i can boot into the thing and i push "install linux server" and it selects my language and keyboard and everything...

    but then it says i have a uncommon CDROM drive and i need to like load drivers for it. Well, i don't have a CDROM drive.......

    but no matter what i do, it wont let me past this point. please help. i am not a very linux expert sorry.

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    What type of hardware is plugged into this machine? SCSI drives, SATA drives? Anything out of the ordinary could show this error. Log in with your Live install, and execute
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    sudo lspci
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    The only thing plugged into it is:

    • 2 Xeon quadcore processors
    • 4 sticks of 2gb ECC FBDIMM ram
    • 2 SATA drives (i want to install on either one, i dont care)
    • a cheap PCI video card
    • a PS/2 keyboard
    • and the USB stick I am trying to boot from


    The POST flashes so fast i can't tell what it says, but everything seems to be working and it will boot into the ubuntu loader.

    do i have to set up the image on the USB stick in a special way so it doesn't ask for CDROM drivers?

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    okay i solved the problem. Instead of using the "unetbootin" program to put the iso image onto the USB stick, i did it manually by following these instructions:

    Installation from USB Stick - Page 4 - Ubuntu Forums

    from what some people were saying, this might be a bug with the installer of ubuntu 8.0.4 that it always checks for a CDROM unless you edit the files that this post says

    here's some helpful links that helped me too:
    http://syslinux.zytor.com/wiki/index..._Bootable_Disk
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...n/FromUSBStick

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    I'm glad you got it sorted! And thanks for posting back with the fix... cuz I was fairly stumped on this one!
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