hardy alpha3 jeos won't install

Bug #182706 reported by cumpstey on 2008-01-13
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Bug Description

Hardy Alpha3 Jeos installation gives the red screen of death at the Select and Install Software stage, trying to install in VMWare Server 1.04. I can install Grub from the main installation menu, but on reboot I just get a Please Wait... message and no further.

Urs Mueller (info-urs-mueller) wrote :

I can confirm this with VMware player.
I did go trough all the possible situations:
- With or without lvm
- Changed from German - Switzerland to English - Switzerland
The installer still asks for a download of additional language files and fails with the read alert.
Manually installed grub and rebooted. Got the same error as discribed above.
But!... while waiting and writing this, the loader goes ahead and fails later with:
... check root= bootarg cat /proc/cmdline
    or missing modules, devices cat /proc/modules ls /dev
ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/<here comes the uuid> does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

Then, busybox shows up with (initramfs) prompt.

Same here using JeOS 8.04 Alpha 3 and VMWare Server 1.04 on Windows XP x64.

======= VMWare VMX file config =======
config.version = "8"
virtualHW.version = "4"
numvcpus = "1"
memsize = "512"
priority.grabbed = "normal"
priority.ungrabbed = "normal"

workingDir = "."

displayName = "Ubuntu32 VMX2"
guestOS = "ubuntu"
uuid.location = "xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx-xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx"
uuid.bios = "xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx xx"

floppy0.present = "FALSE"

ide0:0.present = "TRUE"
ide0:0.fileName = "C:\Virtual Machines\hardy-jeos-i386.iso"
ide0:0.deviceType = "cdrom-image"

scsi1.present = "TRUE"
scsi1:0.present = "TRUE"
scsi1:0.fileName = "Ubuntu32 VMX2.vmdk"
scsi1.virtualDev = "lsilogic"
scsi1:0.redo = ""

Ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
Ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"
ethernet0.addressType = "generated"
ethernet0.generatedAddress = "xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx"
ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"

This same config works fine with the AMD64 version of Ubuntu 7.10

A screenshot of the installer messages is included.

Here are the debug logs from the installation attempt.

Michael Nagel (nailor) wrote :

thanks for reporting! but since this bug has been reported during alpha
and not been touched since i dare to ask if it still is a problem. if it
still is, please file it against a specific package so the relevant
people will have a look at it...

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!.

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