Preseeded installations do not complete reboot

Bug #1172653 reported by Para Siva on 2013-04-25
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This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
casper (Ubuntu)
High
Ronald van Andel
Raring
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

== Rational ==
When running a preseeded install, the machine won't reboot at the end, requiring the user to manually press enter.

== Test case ==
 - Start install passing "noprompt" to the kernel command line
 - Complete install and reboot
 - Check that the machine reboots without prompting to remove the media

== Regression potential ==
We're just re-introducing a check that was there before. The workaround (re-adding the check) was tested as part of the 13.04 release notes, so I'm pretty confident this will work without regressions

--- Original report ---

The preseeded installations with reboot flag do not complete the reboot and appear to get stuck during the shutdown phase with
'Casper is resyncing snapshots and cashing reboot files' on the console.

This occurs with both amd64 and i386 images of 20130424 and impacting all our daily smoke tests.

The preseeded installation completes fine but the failure is at the reboot stage.

One such impacted job is,

https://jenkins.qa.ubuntu.com/job/raring-desktop-amd64-smoke-default/174/

The syslog is attached.

Para Siva (psivaa) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in casper (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Gema Gomez (gema) on 2013-04-25
tags: added: iso-testing qa-daily-testing
Clint Byrum (clint-fewbar) wrote :

Stephane, thanks for the fix. This is missing Test Case and Regression Potential. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/StableReleaseUpdates#Procedure.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

To be clear there is a fix for this in the raring -proposed queue.

Changed in casper (Ubuntu Raring):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in casper (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: Confirmed → Triaged
tags: added: raring

Hello Parameswaran, or anyone else affected,

Accepted into raring-proposed. The package will build now and be available in a few hours in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in casper (Ubuntu Raring):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package casper - 1.332

---------------
casper (1.332) raring; urgency=low

  * Don't wait for keystroke when prompt != 1 (preseeded reboots).
    (LP: #1172653)
 -- Stephane Graber <email address hidden> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:05:02 +0200

Changed in casper (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Para Siva (psivaa) wrote :

Tried the test case with and without the package installed on a live session. The test case passed on the installation with the package. Thanks

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed

The verification of this Stable Release Update has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regresssions.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package casper - 1.332

---------------
casper (1.332) raring; urgency=low

  * Don't wait for keystroke when prompt != 1 (preseeded reboots).
    (LP: #1172653)
 -- Stephane Graber <email address hidden> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:05:02 +0200

Changed in casper (Ubuntu Raring):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in casper (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ronald van Andel (ronaldvanandel)
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