failure to install bootlegger at initial (non-partitioned) installation of 11.10

Bug #873500 reported by L Lawson on 2011-10-13
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub-installer (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Fully dedicated, new, empty linux machine. Has 5TB distributed in 4 striped data drives on raid card and 1 operational drive. Tried to install Ubuntu 11.10 (new release today) on the operation drive (1TB). Installation went successfully until it hit an error where it could not install bootlegger. I tried to then proceed without bootlegger to install manually later, but the installation had already crashed at this point. this is AMD64 version (Opteron G34 Server Board). We do no intend to use as a server (just a powerful desktop) so I used the standard desktop install CD.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: ubiquity 2.8.7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.287
Date: Thu Oct 13 13:03:25 2011
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

L Lawson (lucinda-lawson) wrote :

Exception during installation:
Oct 13 13:03:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: Traceback (most recent call last):
Oct 13 13:03:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 1641, in <module>
Oct 13 13:03:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: install.run()
Oct 13 13:03:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 55, in wrapper
Oct 13 13:03:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: func(self)
Oct 13 13:03:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 210, in run
Oct 13 13:03:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: self.remove_extras()
Oct 13 13:03:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 1404, in remove_extras
Oct 13 13:03:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: if self.db.get('apt-setup/restricted') == 'false':
Oct 13 13:03:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/debconf.py", line 60, in <lambda>
Oct 13 13:03:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: lambda *args, **kw: self.command(command, *args, **kw))
Oct 13 13:03:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/debconf.py", line 81, in command
Oct 13 13:03:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: status = int(status)
Oct 13 13:03:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: ValueError: invalid literal for int() with base 10: ''
Oct 13 13:03:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py:

tags: added: installer-crash
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Oct 13 12:17:26 ubuntu ubiquity: Error: /dev/sda: unrecognised disk label
Oct 13 12:17:26 ubuntu ubiquity: grub-probe: error: unknown filesystem.
Oct 13 12:17:26 ubuntu grub-installer: info: Installing grub on '/dev/sda'
Oct 13 12:17:26 ubuntu grub-installer: info: grub-install supports --no-floppy
Oct 13 12:17:26 ubuntu grub-installer: info: Running chroot /target grub-install --no-floppy --force "/dev/sda"
Oct 13 12:17:28 ubuntu grub-installer: /usr/sbin/grub-setup: error: unable to identify a filesystem in hd0; safety check can't be performed.
Oct 13 12:17:28 ubuntu grub-installer: error: Running 'grub-install --no-floppy --force "/dev/sda"' failed.
Oct 13 12:54:36 ubuntu activate-dmraid: No Serial ATA RAID disks detected
Oct 13 12:54:36 ubuntu ubiquity[7119]: Reverting lockdown of the desktop environment.
Oct 13 12:54:38 ubuntu ubiquity: umount: /target: device is busy.
Oct 13 12:54:38 ubuntu ubiquity: (In some cases useful info about processes that use
Oct 13 12:54:38 ubuntu ubiquity: the device is found by lsof(8) or fuser(1))
Oct 13 12:54:38 ubuntu ubiquity[7119]: Traceback (most recent call last):
Oct 13 12:54:38 ubuntu ubiquity[7119]: File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/misc.py", line 193, in boot_device
Oct 13 12:54:38 ubuntu ubiquity[7119]: for disk in p.disks():
Oct 13 12:54:38 ubuntu ubiquity[7119]: File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/parted_server.py", line 153, in disks
Oct 13 12:54:38 ubuntu ubiquity[7119]: disks = os.listdir(devices)
Oct 13 12:54:38 ubuntu ubiquity[7119]: OSError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/var/lib/partman/devices'
Oct 13 12:54:38 ubuntu ubiquity[7119]:
Oct 13 12:54:38 ubuntu ubiquity[7119]: debconffilter_done: ubi-partman (current: ubi-partman)

affects: ubiquity (Ubuntu) → grub-installer (Ubuntu)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in grub-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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