Kubuntu 11.10 beta2 alternative CD installer fails with missing depends on xserver-xorg-video-ati

Bug #867871 reported by Alexander Ponyatykh on 2011-10-04
This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
debian-installer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Installer from kubuntu-11.10-beta2-alternate-i386.iso fails on my ASUS Eee PC 901 laptop when trying to install kubuntu-desktop with following error:
xserver-xorg-video-all : Depends: xserver-xorg-video-ati but it can not be installed.
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
(reverse translated from Russian)
I boot installer from a USB stick. All installer optins are default, except locale (Russian), no networking, custom partitioning (LVM+encryption+ext4). If I deselect kubuntu-desktop package in installer (tasksel like), installer finishes without error, but KDE is not installed of course.
I was unable to reproduce this error on virtual machine, so it's probably hardware-dependant.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: debian-installer (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.19-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic i686
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu2
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Oct 5 00:25:20 2011
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Beta i386 (20110921)
MachineType: ASUSTeK Computer INC. 901
 total used free shared buffers cached
 Mem: 1016740 996388 20352 0 536 629488
 -/+ buffers/cache: 366364 650376
 Swap: 1048572 35860 1012712
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic root=/dev/mapper/root ro rootflags=subvol=@ quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: debian-installer
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 08/01/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 1202
dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.board.name: 901
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
dmi.board.version: x.xx
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: 0x00000000
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: ASUSTek Computer INC.
dmi.chassis.version: x.x
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr1202:bd08/01/2008:svnASUSTeKComputerINC.:pn901:pvrx.x:rvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:rn901:rvrx.xx:cvnASUSTekComputerINC.:ct10:cvrx.x:
dmi.product.name: 901
dmi.product.version: x.x
dmi.sys.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.

Alexander Ponyatykh (lazyranma) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
summary: - Kubuntu 11.10 beta2 alternative CD installer fails on Eee PC 901
+ Kubuntu 11.10 beta2 alternative CD installer fails with missing depends
+ on xserver-xorg-video-ati
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I was unable to recreate this using an i386 alternate image dated 20111011. Could you possibly test this again/

Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Alexander Ponyatykh (lazyranma) wrote :

I've reproduced it again on ASUS Eee PC 901 laptop. Logs are attached.
I used this image:
b4bf9eb42baaf00e1033a4b097fcb143 *kubuntu-11.10-beta2-alternate-i386.iso
Bootable USB stick was created by UNetbootin.

Alexander Ponyatykh (lazyranma) wrote :

Sorry, I've just figured out that there are daily cd image builds. I will test the new one shortly.

Alexander Ponyatykh (lazyranma) wrote :

I've reproduced this bug with 20111011 image.
e425b98a18367c8968715d41ad359f2e *oneiric-alternate-i386.iso

Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Brad Forschinger (bnjf) wrote :

24da873c870d6a3dbfc17390dda52eb8 *ubuntu-11.10-alternate-i386.iso

I hit this problem too. I didn't use unetbootin, dd'd directly to my usb stick.

Installed to encrypted lvm+btrfs. Failed around the install software phase, tasksel died.

Workaround for me was to:

chroot /target /bin/bash
mv /etc/apt/apt.sources /etc/apt/apt.source.orig
cp /etc/apt/apt.sources.apt-conf /etc/apt/apt.sources # can't remember the exact filename, something like this
apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-ati

and then retry the failed menu item in the installer.

Ben Harper (btharper1221) wrote :

I hit this as well on both the amd64 and i386 disks from USB drive with encrypted lvm + brtfs as well

Crusoe (daniel-a-joyce) wrote :

Same bug in Kubuntu 11.10, main release ( not beta )

Brad's fix worked for me, cd /etc/apt

cp sources.list sources.list.orig
cp sources.list.apt-setup sources.list
apt-get update
apt-get install xeserver-xorg-video-ati

this is still happening in all version (Kubuntu/xubuntu/lubuntu/ubuntu 12.04) with alternate cd...

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