system goes to infinite cycle when rebooting after installation

Bug #442165 reported by Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff on 2009-10-04
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)
Low
Seth Forshee

Bug Description

When running on VirtualBox, Karmic Beta goes to infinite cycle on rebooting after installation.
It drops to text mode and prints:
"init: ubiquity main process terminated with status 1
init: gdm main process terminated with status 1
init: gdm main process ended, respawning
init: ubiquity main process terminated with status 1
init: gdm main process terminated with status 1
init: gdm main process ended, respawning
init: ubiquity main process terminated with status 1
init: gdm main process terminated with status 1
init: gdm main process ended, respawning"
After this, graphical shell starts. Then, it prints the same text, then goes normal shutdown, and after that this:
"* Killing all remaining processes... [fail]"
Then, again ,goes normal shutdown, it prints
"Please renove the disc and close the tray (if any) then press ENTER:
_"
And then the grahpical shell shows up again, and all this repeats.
If I reboot the machine after simple live session or install Ubuntu from a live session everything is OK.
A video with the problem: http://www.mediafire.com/file/kj4mmz0mwj0/test-0000.mpeg

description: updated
description: updated
Robbie Williamson (robbiew) wrote :

what is your graphics configuration setup for your VirtualBox image? Can you boot into rescue mode?

Definitely appears on 12mb video memory, 3D acceleration off; probably appears on 70mb video memory, 3D acceleration off, will check now.
You mean the rescue mode on the alternate CD?

Appears on 64mb video memory as well, 3D acceleration off.

Correction: thes time it shows white ubuntu logo splash in the beginning and doesn't print anything during the cycles.

Robbie Williamson (robbiew) wrote :

During boot up, hold down the [Shift] key to signal grub2 to load the menu. From there, you should be able to boot into Recovery (or Rescue...I can't remember the exact name) mode. I suspect this is a problem with the graphics driver being loaded.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged

The recovery mode can recover installed system. The installed system shuts down correctly, this bug appears only in installation session.

tags: added: iso-testing
Seth Forshee (sforshee) wrote :

Karmic is off support, marking won't fix.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Seth Forshee (sforshee)
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
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