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I am just tried to install Ubuntu Server 13.10 with USBDRIVE, I need automated installations so i choose hd-media installer and i copied vmlinuz and initrd.gz from following location to my root of USBDRIVE:

I made one install folder under root of USBDRIVE and place both files in install folder in USBDRIVE.

Then i install syslinux on USBDRIVE with following command:

sudo syslinux /dev/sdb1

I placed syslinux.cfg on root of USBDRIVE and content of syslinux.cfg is following:

KERNEL /install/vmlinuz
    APPEND initrd=/install/initrd.gz preseed/file=/hd-media/preseed.cfg ideo=vesa:ywrap,mtrr vga=788 auto=true priority=critical locale=en_US console-keymaps-at/keymap=us languagechooser/language-name=English countrychooser/shortlist=US

But when i insert this USBDRIVE to new PC, Installer stucked and say:

Failed to find ubuntu iso image file

And exit with following message:

iso-scan unable to find right ubuntu iso image file on disk
iso-scan exit with error code 1
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Where is the ISO file located? – vgoff Feb 27 '14 at 4:04
iso file placed on USBDRIVE. – Pradeep Gupta Feb 27 '14 at 4:19
OK, then where is it referenced in the code to locate that ISO file? – vgoff Feb 27 '14 at 4:21
by default iso-scan will scan all hard disk and attached usbdrive for iso file, so no need to mention in hard coded way... – Pradeep Gupta Feb 27 '14 at 4:35

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