Pragmatically I would just go for a 14.04 (LTS) install. It is pretty stable already and following updates you would end up with a long-term supported install. If it has to be 13.10 then its either a netinstall with a preseed (so no interaction is required), but that is slightly complicated. Or use a 13.04 install media and upgrade from there. A bit tedious.
-- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Kernel Packages, which is subscribed to linux in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1244176 Title: Server 13.10 Install Fails with USB Keyboard (Appears to Hang) Status in “initramfs-tools” package in Ubuntu: Invalid Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu: Fix Released Status in “initramfs-tools” source package in Saucy: Invalid Status in “linux” source package in Saucy: Fix Released Status in “initramfs-tools” source package in Trusty: Invalid Status in “linux” source package in Trusty: Fix Released Bug description: A fresh install of Server 13.10 on old hardware fails when a USB keyboard is present. The installation succeeds when a PS/2 keyboard is installed. The installation appears to hang at the third screen, which is "Select Language". The screen does not respond to keyboard or mouse events. The issue was experienced independently on HP/Compag dc5850 with Athlon X2 2.3 GHz dual core, 4GB RAM; and DELL Optiplex 755. See "Server 13.10 Install Hangs", http://askubuntu.com/questions/364945/server-13-10-install- hangs/364949. The issue was not present on Server 12.04.3 LTS or 13.04. To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/initramfs-tools/+bug/1244176/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~kernel-packages Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~kernel-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp