crash due to small embedding area

Bug #879973 reported by Brian Cox on 2011-10-22
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub-installer (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

I just know I was in the install process. The crash report automatically claimed I was using Ubiquity. I am just taking its word for the matter.

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 i686
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: i386
CasperVersion: 1.287
Date: Sat Oct 22 08:51:20 2011
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release i386 (20111012)
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Brian Cox (2briancox) wrote :

Exception during installation:
Oct 22 08:51:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: Traceback (most recent call last):
Oct 22 08:51:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 1641, in <module>
Oct 22 08:51:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: install.run()
Oct 22 08:51:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 55, in wrapper
Oct 22 08:51:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: func(self)
Oct 22 08:51:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 199, in run
Oct 22 08:51:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: self.configure_bootloader()
Oct 22 08:51:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 944, in configure_bootloader
Oct 22 08:51:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: old_bootdev = self.db.get('grub-installer/bootdev')
Oct 22 08:51:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/debconf.py", line 60, in <lambda>
Oct 22 08:51:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: lambda *args, **kw: self.command(command, *args, **kw))
Oct 22 08:51:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/debconf.py", line 65, in command
Oct 22 08:51:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: self.write.flush()
Oct 22 08:51:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py: IOError: [Errno 32] Broken pipe
Oct 22 08:51:10 ubuntu plugininstall.py:

tags: added: installer-crash

Oct 22 08:46:01 ubuntu grub-installer: info: Installing grub on '/dev/sda'
Oct 22 08:46:02 ubuntu grub-installer: info: grub-install supports --no-floppy
Oct 22 08:46:02 ubuntu grub-installer: info: Running chroot /target grub-install --no-floppy --force "/dev/sda"
Oct 22 08:46:06 ubuntu grub-installer: /usr/sbin/grub-setup: warn: Your embedding area is unusually small. core.img won't fit in it..
Oct 22 08:46:06 ubuntu grub-installer: /usr/sbin/grub-setup: error: embedding is not possible, but this is required for cross-disk install.
Oct 22 08:46:06 ubuntu grub-installer: error: Running 'grub-install --no-floppy --force "/dev/sda"' failed.

affects: ubiquity (Ubuntu) → grub-installer (Ubuntu)
summary: - I just tried to "Continue Testing" after install. I got a crash report.
+ crash due to small embedding area
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