cannot install ubuntu from usb

Bug #1094397 reported by Dan Crayford on 2012-12-29
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
High
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Bug Description

ubuntu desktop 12.10 from usb will not work for various reasons. Differing error codes arise at each attempt.

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: Sat Dec 29 01:24:06 2012
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Release i386 (20121017.2)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_GB.UTF-8
 TERM=linux
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Dan Crayford (dancrayford) wrote :

Exception during installation:
Dec 29 01:23:47 ubuntu plugininstall.py: Traceback (most recent call last):
Dec 29 01:23:47 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 1732, in <module>
Dec 29 01:23:47 ubuntu plugininstall.py: install.run()
Dec 29 01:23:47 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 81, in wrapper
Dec 29 01:23:47 ubuntu plugininstall.py: func(self)
Dec 29 01:23:47 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 195, in run
Dec 29 01:23:47 ubuntu plugininstall.py: self.configure_python()
Dec 29 01:23:47 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 379, in configure_python
Dec 29 01:23:47 ubuntu plugininstall.py: install_misc.chroot_setup(self.target)
Dec 29 01:23:47 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/install_misc.py", line 124, in chroot_setup
Dec 29 01:23:47 ubuntu plugininstall.py: with open(policy_rc_d, 'w') as f:
Dec 29 01:23:47 ubuntu plugininstall.py: IOError: [Errno 30] Read-only file system: '/target/usr/sbin/policy-rc.d'
Dec 29 01:23:47 ubuntu plugininstall.py:

tags: added: ubiquity-2.12.16
tags: added: installer-crash
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

There seem to be some errors communicating with your drives:

Dec 28 18:07:59 ubuntu kernel: [ 121.244045] ata1: softreset failed (device not ready)
Dec 28 18:07:59 ubuntu kernel: [ 121.244057] ata1: limiting SATA link speed to 1.5 Gbps
Dec 28 18:07:59 ubuntu kernel: [ 121.244060] ata1: hard resetting link
Dec 28 18:08:00 ubuntu ubiquity[3862]: log-output -t ubiquity laptop-detect
Dec 28 18:08:04 ubuntu kernel: [ 126.444067] ata1: softreset failed (device not ready)
Dec 28 18:08:04 ubuntu kernel: [ 126.444077] ata1: reset failed, giving up
Dec 28 18:08:04 ubuntu kernel: [ 126.444094] ata1: exception Emask 0x40 SAct 0x0 SErr 0x800 action 0x7 t4
Dec 28 18:08:04 ubuntu kernel: [ 126.444097] ata1: SError: { HostInt }
Dec 28 18:08:04 ubuntu kernel: [ 126.444104] ata1: hard resetting link

I'd try resetting cables and see if that resolves the issue.

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