new install on same hd because compiz/unity failed, kept /home

Bug #1188933 reported by dan on 2013-06-08
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
High
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Bug Description

3 days ago unity/compiz dissapeared. Attempts to restore via dejavu and duplicity failed. Today attempted new install to another partition on hd and retain 19g /home. Installer failed.?? In the mean time w7 barfed...and had to repair via cd. smart tests on hd's passed without problem. BTW dejavu backups are on separate hd on this machine.

Do not know how to attach files to this as I am in the installer...

thanks, dan

BTW2>>facieous password on this install so I could postivetily id new install if I get there. You are welcome to the password!!!

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: ubiquity 2.10.16
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-23.36-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu5
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.315
Date: Sat Jun 8 05:45:04 2013
InstallCmdLine: initrd=/casper/initrd.lz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper only-ubiquity quiet splash -- BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8
 TERM=linux
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

dan (dsfemail) wrote :
dan (dsfemail) wrote :

Sorry for comment on cannot attach file...installer did kick me to desktop and requested syslog and partman attached.

dan (dsfemail) wrote :

Exception during installation:
Jun 8 10:38:08 ubuntu plugininstall.py: SystemError: E:Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Jun 8 10:38:08 ubuntu plugininstall.py:

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

From the log files it certainly looks like there is a hardware error:

Jun 8 10:10:15 ubuntu ntfsresize: ntfsresize v2012.1.15AR.1 (libntfs-3g)
Jun 8 10:10:15 ubuntu ntfsresize: Device name : /dev/sdg1
Jun 8 10:10:15 ubuntu ntfsresize: NTFS volume version: 3.1
Jun 8 10:10:15 ubuntu ntfsresize: Cluster size : 4096 bytes
Jun 8 10:10:15 ubuntu ntfsresize: Current volume size: 71798436352 bytes (71799 MB)
Jun 8 10:10:15 ubuntu ntfsresize: Current device size: 71798436864 bytes (71799 MB)
Jun 8 10:10:15 ubuntu ntfsresize: ERROR: This software has detected that the disk has at least 2 bad sectors.
Jun 8 10:10:15 ubuntu ntfsresize: ****************************************************************************
Jun 8 10:10:15 ubuntu ntfsresize: * WARNING: The disk has bad sector. This means physical damage on the disk *
Jun 8 10:10:15 ubuntu ntfsresize: * surface caused by deterioration, manufacturing faults or other reason. *
Jun 8 10:10:15 ubuntu ntfsresize: * The reliability of the disk may stay stable or degrade fast. We suggest *
Jun 8 10:10:15 ubuntu ntfsresize: * making a full backup urgently by running 'ntfsclone --rescue ...' then *
Jun 8 10:10:15 ubuntu ntfsresize: * run 'chkdsk /f /r' on Windows and rebooot it TWICE! Then you can resize *
Jun 8 10:10:15 ubuntu ntfsresize: * NTFS safely by additionally using the --bad-sectors option of ntfsresize.*
Jun 8 10:10:15 ubuntu ntfsresize: ****************************************************************************
Jun 8 10:10:15 ubuntu partman: Error running 'ntfsresize --info'

dan (dsfemail) wrote :

Whew!!! Has it been over 3 weeks??... Hard drive is toast!!! I tried so many ways to recover to new hard drive. Clonezilla, gparted copy and paste (which worked til the drive died completely), finally used http://www.matthartley.com/how-to-backup-your-ubuntu-software/ .... in conjunction with deja-dup restore of /home. I am almost there...

After reinstall of ubuntu 12.04 and following matt's procedure I get the following:

 Could not initialize the package information

An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information.

Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and include the following error message:

'E:Opening /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bhdouglass-indicator-remindor-precise.list - ifstream::ifstream (13: Permission denied)'

ubuntu-bug fails>>> ubuntu-bug update-manager

(apport-gtk:2979): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_main_quit: assertion `main_loops != NULL' failed

DO I NEED TO FILE SEPERATE BUG????

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