Re-Installation of 12.10 from live usb crashes

Bug #1076405 reported by M B on 2012-11-08
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Upgrade from 12.04 to 12.10 previously failed due to the installer crashing, attempts to complete installation post-crash failed, as Ubuntu didn't recognise the network or audio devices.

Tried to re-install from a Live USB, which crashed on trying to install ubiquity. I've attached syslog.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: ubiquity 2.12.16
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-17.28-generic 3.5.5
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-17-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: i386
CasperVersion: 1.328
Date: Thu Nov 8 13:52:20 2012
InstallCmdLine: noprompt cdrom-detect/try-usb=true file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper persistent initrd=/casper/initrd.lz splash -- maybe-ubiquity
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release i386 (20121017.2)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

M B (fragrat) wrote :
M B (fragrat) wrote :

Tried to erase existing Ubuntu 12.10 and install, that failed too, during the same "detecting hardware" stage.

Exception during installation:
Nov 8 13:49:59 ubuntu Traceback (most recent call last):
Nov 8 13:49:59 ubuntu File "/usr/share/ubiquity/", line 1732, in <module>
Nov 8 13:49:59 ubuntu
Nov 8 13:49:59 ubuntu File "/usr/share/ubiquity/", line 81, in wrapper
Nov 8 13:49:59 ubuntu func(self)
Nov 8 13:49:59 ubuntu File "/usr/share/ubiquity/", line 229, in run
Nov 8 13:49:59 ubuntu self.configure_hardware()
Nov 8 13:49:59 ubuntu File "/usr/share/ubiquity/", line 863, in configure_hardware
Nov 8 13:49:59 ubuntu "HwDetect failed with code %d" % ret)
Nov 8 13:49:59 ubuntu ubiquity.install_misc.InstallStepError: HwDetect failed with code 2
Nov 8 13:49:59 ubuntu

tags: added: installer-crash
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
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