Comment 5 for bug 1073433

Ernie 07 (ernestboyd) wrote :

In an effort to KISS and minimize regression testing, I reported a 100% repeatable bug. In my haste, I failed to indicate that the source iso used burn the LiveCD was the 64-bit version of Ubuntu 12.10 which was recently released to the public. After running the installation under the Try Ubuntu path, I performed a shutdown followed by a reboot of an alternate version (12.04) of Ubuntu. A fsck -vf of the recently installed (12.10) indicated problems and I followed the prompts to repair the Ext4 file system.

Acronis True Image Home 2013 was used to create an image which could be restored quickly.

To create the problem, I booted (12.10), logged in, waited a while (sometimes a few minutes) and then performed a shutdown followed by a reboot of an alternate version (12.04) of Ubuntu. A fsck -vf of the recently installed (12.10) indicated problems and I followed the prompts to repair the Ext4 file system.

It would seem to me that critical data can be obtained from a 100% repeatable problem in a "known" environment. The symptoms might be masked in a different version of the kernel although the problem still exists.