In order to provide kid's with shell accounts to learn more about Linux I recently bought this server: http://www.ebay.com/itm/201209376675?_trksid=p2060778.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
and when it came it worked fine and had windows server 2008 installed, but as mentioned I wanted ubuntu server, so I inserted the image it booted fine, and it started loading. I selected encrypted lvm over the whole drive and everything was going fine, then I realized I had put the wrong disk in and this was debian. So i cancelled the operation and tried to put ubuntu server in, to my suprise it didn't work saying linux.bin is not working. I inserted this into my other pc and it worked fine. I then realized that I had overwritten the boot partition and raid configuration and sought out to reinstall it. I finally found the image online and downloaded it and put it on a disk and inserted it into my machine. The first thing I did was go to the server setup screen and select erase all disks, to get rid of my debian lvm screwup. This worked fine, and when I went back I tried selecting create utility boot partition. This didn't work saying I needed a container in which to place it.
So I went to server setup and went through the steps. First it had me select an operating system, then configure raid. I thought I was done, but I had to go through the rest of the installation process. It had me setup network and input os information. Unfortunately although its supported ubuntu linux was not an option so I selected windows server 2003. I expected it to ask me to insert the disk, but it didn't. It got to 10% and then said "Copy operating system: Copy files from server assistant media.
My question is what now? The os isn't on that disk and I have no idea what to do.