The installation from Update 1 was successful.
Just removed RAID10 from all six drives, and RAID10 configured only the first four devices. After doing so, the installation was able to proceed past the Ubuntu splash screen. So this looks to be a problem with one of the hard drives, or drive interfaces. I will be back to confirm this.
Receiving this error message after reboot as result of the troubleshooting steps taken in this post, HT Link Sync Error after Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Installation:
[9.834923] Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(8,1).
I believe this to be a separate issue as the installation process will not proceed beyond this point. Before troubleshooting, the system could make it to the point of partitioning before encountering the problems described in the aforementioned post.
CPU: AMD OPTERON X12 6172 G34 2.1G 18MB
Motherboard: Supermicro H8QG6-F
HDD: WD Caviar Green 2TB 5.4K RPM
I removed the RAID10 configuration, and formatted a single drive using the onboard LSI disk management tool of this motherboard: Supermicro H8QG6-F. This did not resolve the issue - received the same kernel panic error.
I can boot into rescue mode off the Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS installation disk successfully, but I am uncertain where to go from here as many of the tools recommended in troubleshooting documentation is unavailable in the rescue mode console.
My biggest question is: how can the drives or necessary boot tables become so ruined that it will not boot the files necessary to perform an installation and instead throw the error above?
The next question is: What steps/approaches can be taken to resolve this error?