Install ubuntu on IBM server 226 ex

justaphase
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Hello experts,

I'm trying to install a clean installation of ubuntu 13.10.
Currently i have installed ubuntu 12.04 lts

This server is ours but was installed and set by another company.
I don't know the root password and wanted to format e make a clean install.

The problem is that i can't make the server to read the DVD boot installation. When it starts reading the DVD says "Error: fd0 read error".

I also tried do it with a USB pen, used the software "Universal USB Installer" to install the ISO of the ubuntu server inside the pen and when it starts reading the pen, same error...

Am i doing anything wrong or weird?

Thx in advanced
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Have you try disabling other boot devices such as floopy drive except for hard drive, CD ROM and USB drives in BIOS?

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didn't work .. i think i disabled...
in the sequence i just put the DVD for boot, and now it doesn't even gives the error, it just does directly to OS.

And even worst, the network failed during a mysql installation in the current ubuntu os we have and linux doesn't boot, only gives me a "error: file not found" and a "grub rescue>" prompt... i'm screwed..

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i even unpluged the cables from the floppy drive... and nothing
Does the server has CD or DVD drive?

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Oh my god... yes it has a CD drive and... that was the first thing i did.. i tried to install ubuntu with a DVD...
Let me make this clear.. i thought this server was a recent one...... i didn't realized that, he doesn't boot with USB and doesn't..read DVDs.... god, if i had a hole...

sorry man.. i have to burn a CD, not a DVD.

Worst of all? i burned a working day on this.

Thx anyway man :P

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