installation ubuntu 12.10 (but also 12.04 is same) crashes at end of procedure

Bug #1094232 reported by Nanne on 2012-12-28
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
High
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Bug Description

I tried to install Ubuntu on a former XP PC with an iso from the ubuntu website.
I have tried 12.04 and 12.10, but both installation procedures crash at the very end after copying all files, installing all ssoftware and checking hardware.

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: Fri Dec 28 11:36:03 2012
InstallCmdLine: file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash -- maybe-ubiquity
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release i386 (20121017.2)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=linux
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Nanne (nl-homma) wrote :

Exception during installation:
Dec 28 10:35:28 ubuntu plugininstall.py: Traceback (most recent call last):
Dec 28 10:35:28 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 1732, in <module>
Dec 28 10:35:28 ubuntu plugininstall.py: install.run()
Dec 28 10:35:28 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 81, in wrapper
Dec 28 10:35:28 ubuntu plugininstall.py: func(self)
Dec 28 10:35:28 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 256, in run
Dec 28 10:35:28 ubuntu plugininstall.py: self.remove_extras()
Dec 28 10:35:28 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 1456, in remove_extras
Dec 28 10:35:28 ubuntu plugininstall.py: cache = Cache()
Dec 28 10:35:28 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apt/cache.py", line 102, in __init__
Dec 28 10:35:28 ubuntu plugininstall.py: self.open(progress)
Dec 28 10:35:28 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apt/cache.py", line 145, in open
Dec 28 10:35:28 ubuntu plugininstall.py: self._cache = apt_pkg.Cache(progress)
Dec 28 10:35:28 ubuntu plugininstall.py: SystemError: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /target/var/lib/apt/lists/nl.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_quantal_universe_i18n_Translation-en, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
Dec 28 10:35:28 ubuntu plugininstall.py:

tags: added: installer-crash
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Jackson Doak (noskcaj) on 2012-12-29
description: updated
tags: added: precise
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