Probing for devices to install to failed.

Asked by Maranda Davis on 2019-08-24

I am trying to install Ubuntu Server 18.04.3 and it keeps giving me the error "Unfortunately Probing for devices to install to failed. Please report a bug on launchpad and if possible include the contents of the /var/log/installer directory."

What should I do to get around this?
Thanks!

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2019-11-16
Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

Please do what he message tells:

"Please report a bug on launchpad and if possible include the contents of the /var/log/installer directory."

Tang Jianyu (jianyu) said : #2

There is no installer log attached.

However, you can try the alternative installer, worked for me for my dell server installation

VahidD (vdaneshmand) said : #3

I had the same issue to install Ubuntu Server 18.04.3 on several SD cards. Using the network installer image, AKA mini.iso, from alternate downloads instead of the standard image worked but it took much more time. A better solution for me was to re-format the installation destination media, in my case delete the partitions on my SD card, and try again.

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