install fail in Windows XP running in VM

Bug #1038639 reported by Elvis Slavić on 2012-08-19
This bug affects 1 person
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linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

After restart, post install fails with a lot of stack trace messages. Unable to login or do anything with the Ubuntu install, however windows xp continues to work fine. See attached screenshot for error messages.

Elvis Slavić (liquidplay) wrote :
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

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

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing

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Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Elvis Slavić (liquidplay) wrote :

It's impossible to run apport-collect since system is unusable i.e. it's not possible to get to console. I'll try changing some VM parameters to see if there's something else causing the issue. Unfortunately I don't have access to real hardware running Windows XP.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Joseph Salisbury (jsalisbury) wrote :

Do you happen to know if this also happens with other versions of Ubuntu?

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Elvis Slavić (liquidplay) wrote :

I retried with Lubuntu and get the same error. However 64 bit version works perfectly. Might be that there is some particular issue with combination of 64 bit host and 32 bit VM.

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thanks for your report.

Is it an installation or an upgrade ? Which version of Wubi.exe and Ubuntu did you install ? Could you please describe the steps you followed until you reach this crash ?

Thanks in advance.

Elvis Slavić (liquidplay) wrote :

This is a new install. I have Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) in which I'm running Windows XP SP3 32 bit within Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.1.18. I was installing Wubi Precise in order to test upgrade to Quantal from Wubi.
When running wubi under Windows 7 (so on real hardware) everything is fine. However, when I try to run Wubi install from VM WinXP then I get errors from the screenshot that I attached in original report.

Wubi was downloaded from here:

This is the testcase I was executing:

Strange thing is that I also tested wubi install from Win 7 64bit VM and there also everything works fine i.e. no errors. It seems that this error is triggered only within WinXP 32bit VM.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for linux (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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