Ubuntu 15.x USB Install

  1. Download an Ubuntu server install image from the Ubuntu Website, such as ubuntu-15.10-server-amd64.iso

  2. Write the image to a USB memstick using Unetbootin.

  3. Connect to the console port of the RCC-VE using a mini-USB cable attached to another system.

    See also

    Connecting to Console Port

    Connecting to the console port. Cable is required.

  4. Connect a network cable that is attached to the local LAN to one of the ethernet ports. On 6-port models, using one of the four ports on the right side is recommended.

  5. Place the memstick in one of the USB ports and boot the system.

  6. When the boot menu appears, scroll down to ‘Install Ubuntu Server’ and press Tab

  7. Change the boot line to remove vga=xxx and quiet, replace with --- console=ttyS1,115200n8 so it reads:

    /install/vmlinuz initrd=/install/initrd.gz  file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu-server.seed --- console=ttyS1,115200n8
  8. Press Enter to boot. The kernel will start up and after a minute the system will launch the installer, first prompting for a Language and Country.

  9. The installer will display a menu labeled Configure the Network. This menu contains options to configure the network interfaces. All RCC-VE units have four ports listed and models with six ethernet ports have two additional ports listed. Move the cursor to select the interface connected to the network and press Enter. Consult the table below to determine which network port to use based on the name provided by Ubuntu and the number of available network ports.

    Ubuntu Installer NIC Mappings

    Ubuntu Installer NIC Label

    4 Port

    6 Port

















  10. The installer will then prompt for various system settings, such as the hostname, users, clock, and disks. These values must be set appropriately for to the role and environment of this system.


    When configuring the installation disk, the disks are listed with their capacity. The eMMC will be labeled “Ultra HS-Combo”, if an mSATA disk is installed it can be identified by its capacity and make/model.

  11. When the installation has completed, a box labeled “Finish the installation” will be displayed with the choices Go Back or Continue. Select Continue and press Enter. The system will reboot.

  12. Remove the USB drive from the USB port. Ubuntu will start up automatically from the target drive (mSATA SSD or internal eMMC). If the USB drive remains attached, the system will boot into the installer again because the system firmware is configured so that a device plugged into the USB port will be booted with a higher priority.