Installation of Kubuntu 13.04 from CD fails (ubiquity / partman error 141)

Bug #1194626 reported by Matthew Carpenter on 2013-06-25
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Bug Description

I'm installing Kubuntu 13.04 on an HP ENVY h8 system with UEFI and an existing Windows 8 partition.
When attempting to install, before being able to see the partitioning choices, I receive a "ubi-partman failed with exit code 141.

Is ubi-partman not able to handle GPT partition tables?

Similar failure attempts:
* Booting in UEFI mode from DVD with the original drive attached and no other. Drive partitioned straight from mfg.
* Booting in Legacy mode from DVD with the original drive attached and no other. Drive partitioned straight from mfg.
* Booting in UEFI mode from DVD with the original drive attached and no other. NTFS drive resized with ntfsresize and gparted
* Booting in Legacy mode from DVD with the original drive attached and no other. NTFS drive resized with ntfsresize and gparted and an ext3/4 partition created all ready to go...

Successes:
* If I have a USB Thumbdrive inserted, that shows up as a target (the main drive does not show up in partman)
* If I installed a second drive without Windows (I disconnected the old drive first, but perhaps did not need to)
These efforts both completed a successful and usable installation.

It seems that ubi-partman cannot handle GUID Partition Tables (GPT) or Windows 8 installations. Booting in legacy mode doesn't seem to make a difference. If the drive has Windows 8/UEFI/GPT on it, ubi-partman does not know what to do with it.

I will include some logs from one of the failed efforts.

This could be a duplicate of 354515 and/or 1179086 (or others) but because the information is inconclusive and many of the apparent matches have been resolved.

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I did disable the FastBoot mode (per the UEFI wiki page).
The drive with the Windows 8 setup is seen in the udev log as:
     /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_ST1500DM003-9YNW1E135PG
A 1.5gb SATA drive

Matthew Carpenter (matt-eisgr) wrote :

ummm... 1.5TB :)

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: kubuntu raring
tags: added: amd64
tags: added: ubiquity-2.14.8
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