Can't mount quantal install disk on EeePC900 when external USB drive present

Bug #1018239 reported by Jane Atkinson on 2012-06-27
This bug affects 1 person
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debian-installer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I've copied the latest alternate iso to an SD card using DD. Then I booted from it on my EeePC900.

I had my external USB 80GB drive plugged in, because I was going to install to it.

I wanted to check the integrity of the disk and chose that option.

After "looking for hardware", the procedure failed with the following message:

(process:318): mounting /dev/sdc2 on /crdrom failed: Invalid argument

I've done this particular series of steps many times in the past, and the verification has proceeded normally.

Once the procedure has failed, I can't use ctrl-alt-del to restart, but have to remove the battery and the external DC supply.

If I remove the external USB drive, verification works.

If I then plug the external drive in again, and try to install, the same thing happens.

As I do my test installs on the external drive, this means I can't install.

tags: added: quantal

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tags: added: bot-comment

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

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tags: added: iso-testing
summary: - Can't mount quantal install disk on EeePC90 when external USB drive
+ Can't mount quantal install disk on EeePC900 when external USB drive
affects: ubuntu → debian-installer (Ubuntu)
Jane Atkinson (irihapeti) wrote :

This bug is no longer present in Quantal Alpha 3. Installation completed successfully.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I am setting this to Fix Released based off your last comment. Thanks for testing!

Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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