Lubuntu failed to install - failure while writing changes to /etc/passwd

Bug #1016921 reported by Joseph Reilly
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Expired
Undecided
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Bug Description

Finished the Wubi part, restarted, everything went fine for awhile and the Lubuntu installation froze. Pressed `skip` and it continued again, until it informed that it had crashed.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: ubiquity 2.10.16
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-23.36-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-23-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu5
Architecture: i386
CasperVersion: 1.315
Date: Sat Jun 23 11:00:19 2012
InstallCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/ubuntu/install/boot/vmlinuz debian-installer/custom-installation=/ubuntu/install/custom-installation iso-scan/filename=/ubuntu/install/installation.iso automatic-ubiquity noprompt quiet splash boot=casper ro debian-installer/locale=en_US.UTF-8 keyboard-configuration/layoutcode=us keyboard-configuration/variantcode= -- rootflags=sync
LiveMediaBuild: Lubuntu 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" - Release i386 (20120423)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8
 TERM=linux
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Joseph Reilly (josephrreilly) wrote :
affects: ubuntu → ubiquity (Ubuntu)
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Sasa Paporovic (melchiaros) wrote :

In UbiquitySyslog.txt:

Jun 23 14:39:32 lubuntu user-setup: pwconv: failed to change the mode of /etc/passwd- to 0600
Jun 23 14:39:33 lubuntu user-setup: Shadow passwords are now on.
Jun 23 14:39:33 lubuntu ubiquity: usermod: failure while writing changes to /etc/passwd
Jun 23 14:39:33 lubuntu ubiquity: Jun 23 10:39:33 ubiquity: ['log-output', '-t', 'ubiquity', '--pass-stdout', '/usr/lib/ubiquity/user-setup/user-setup-apply', '/target'] exited with code 1
Jun 23 14:39:33 lubuntu ubiquity:
Jun 23 14:39:33 lubuntu plugininstall.py: log-output -t ubiquity umount /target/cdrom
Jun 23 14:39:33 lubuntu finish-install: Disabling CD in sources.list
Jun 23 14:39:34 lubuntu plugininstall.py: Exception during installation:
Jun 23 14:39:34 lubuntu plugininstall.py: Traceback (most recent call last):
Jun 23 14:39:34 lubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 1735, in <module>
Jun 23 14:39:34 lubuntu plugininstall.py: install.run()
Jun 23 14:39:34 lubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 55, in wrapper
Jun 23 14:39:34 lubuntu plugininstall.py: func(self)
Jun 23 14:39:34 lubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 165, in run
Jun 23 14:39:34 lubuntu plugininstall.py: self.configure_plugins()
Jun 23 14:39:34 lubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 545, in configure_plugins
Jun 23 14:39:34 lubuntu plugininstall.py: raise install_misc.InstallStepError("Plugin %s failed with code %s" % (plugin.NAME, ret))
Jun 23 14:39:34 lubuntu plugininstall.py: InstallStepError: Plugin usersetup failed with code 1
Jun 23 14:39:34 lubuntu plugininstall.py:

summary: - Lubuntu failed to install
+ Lubuntu failed to install - failure while writing changes to /etc/passwd
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Marcus Tomlinson (marcustomlinson) wrote :

This release of Ubuntu is no longer receiving maintenance updates. If this is still an issue on a maintained version of Ubuntu please let us know.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

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