ubiquity hangs forever if you try to install on a computer with Mint 14 installed.

Bug #1081632 reported by Alistair Buxton on 2012-11-21
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

To reproduce:

1. Fire up virtualbox and make a new VM.
2. Obtain linuxmint-14-mate-dvd-64bit.iso and ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64.iso
3. Install Mint from the ISO into your new VM.
4. Boot up the Ubuntu ISO and try to install.

Expected result: Ubuntu is installed.

Actual result: Ubiquity hangs forever on the first screen (see screenshot.)

Alistair Buxton (a-j-buxton) wrote :
Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

Can you retrieve and attach /var/log/syslog and /var/log/installer/* ?
These can be automatically uploaded to launchpad if you switch to tty1 (CTRL-ALT-F1 in the VM) and type:
ubuntu-bug ubiquity

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Alistair Buxton (a-j-buxton) wrote :
Alistair Buxton (a-j-buxton) wrote :
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Alistair Buxton (a-j-buxton) wrote :
Alistair Buxton (a-j-buxton) wrote :
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Alistair Buxton (a-j-buxton) wrote :

This seems to happen if you try to install 12.10 over the top of 12.04 even. It's probably virtualbox specific in that case.

Xavier Guillot (valeryan-24) wrote :

Could it be the same problem as here (not in Virtualbox, but with 12.10 installed and an extended partition) :


Alistair Buxton (a-j-buxton) wrote :

No extended partition involved. It's probably the same bug though.

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