live image created by Startup Disk Creator fails to boot a second time

Bug #1164633 reported by Jeremy Bicha on 2013-04-04
This bug affects 1 person
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I made a USB installer for the Ubuntu GNOME 13.04 Beta 2 candidate image using Precise's Startup Disk Creator.

It booted fine. I created a sample text file and saved it to Documents and bookmarked a page in Firefox. I then rebooted. I got the normal isolinux screen (pick a language and run the live image or boot straight to the installer). The installer then freezes somewhere after plymouth has loaded.

After pressing Esc, I see some error messages. I'm attaching a screenshot as I don't think it has booted far enough for me to get to a command line to submit proper logs.

One of the last lines is
/scripts/casper-bottom/32disable_hibernation: line 24: can't created /root/var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/disable-hibernate.pkla: Input/output error

And then when I rebooted yet again, I got different errors after pressing Esc.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

I used Startup Disk Creator to erase and re-create an installer USB stick and it also failed on the second boot (and subsequent boots). This time the error was more clear:

General error mounting filesystems.
A maintenance shell will now be started.
CONTROL-D will terminate this shell and reboot the system.
bash: groups: command not found

Ctrl+D just reboots.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

I'm thinking this USB stick may be broken. I'll try installing with a different USB stick later.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

The I/O errors lead me to believe that there is an issue with the disk also, you might check dmesg on the first boot to see if there are any errors.

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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