Kubuntu installer crash during grub install

Bug #949431 reported by Kenn on 2012-03-07
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grub-installer (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

The kubuntu installer for 11.10 crashed during grub install. This also happened when I tried to install 12.04.

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: Wed Mar 7 21:44:28 2012
LiveMediaBuild: Kubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release amd64 (20111012)
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Kenn (kennethjor) wrote :
Kenn (kennethjor) wrote :

I should probably note I was trying to install on machine with two raided harddrives.

Exception during installation:
Mar 7 21:42:57 ubuntu plugininstall.py: Traceback (most recent call last):
Mar 7 21:42:57 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 1641, in <module>
Mar 7 21:42:57 ubuntu plugininstall.py: install.run()
Mar 7 21:42:57 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 55, in wrapper
Mar 7 21:42:57 ubuntu plugininstall.py: func(self)
Mar 7 21:42:57 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 199, in run
Mar 7 21:42:57 ubuntu plugininstall.py: self.configure_bootloader()
Mar 7 21:42:57 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 948, in configure_bootloader
Mar 7 21:42:57 ubuntu plugininstall.py: self.db.input('critical', bootdev)
Mar 7 21:42:57 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/debconf.py", line 60, in <lambda>
Mar 7 21:42:57 ubuntu plugininstall.py: lambda *args, **kw: self.command(command, *args, **kw))
Mar 7 21:42:57 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/debconf.py", line 81, in command
Mar 7 21:42:57 ubuntu plugininstall.py: status = int(status)
Mar 7 21:42:57 ubuntu plugininstall.py: ValueError: invalid literal for int() with base 10: ''
Mar 7 21:42:57 ubuntu plugininstall.py:

tags: added: installer-crash
Kenn (kennethjor) wrote :

I manged to successfully install 11.10 by using the alternate install CD and manually specify my raid array for grub installation. It would appear the installer script fails to detect this automatically.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Mar 7 21:42:54 ubuntu 50mounted-tests: debug: /dev/mapper/isw_bhffjfcjb_klaaturaid2 type not recognised; skipping
Mar 7 21:42:54 ubuntu os-prober: debug: os detected by /usr/lib/os-probes/50mounted-tests
Mar 7 21:42:54 ubuntu ubiquity: Error: Can't have a partition outside the disk!
Mar 7 21:42:54 ubuntu ubiquity: grub-probe: error: unknown filesystem.
Mar 7 21:42:54 ubuntu grub-installer: info: Installing grub on '/dev/sda'
Mar 7 21:42:55 ubuntu grub-installer: info: grub-install supports --no-floppy
Mar 7 21:42:55 ubuntu grub-installer: info: Running chroot /target grub-install --no-floppy --force "/dev/sda"
Mar 7 21:42:56 ubuntu grub-installer: Installation finished. No error reported.
Mar 7 21:42:56 ubuntu grub-installer: info: grub-install ran successfully
Mar 7 21:42:57 ubuntu ubiquity: Can't read partition table from /dev/sda

affects: ubiquity (Ubuntu) → grub-installer (Ubuntu)
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