ubiquity crashed at file copy stage

Bug #1298704 reported by csmith on 2014-03-28
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

Using ubiquity from an existing installation (14.04 alpha) to install 14.04 to a blank HDD.

Ubuqity crashed early in the last step of copying the files to the target disk. No non-generated files copied. Here is the FS tree in /target:

$ sudo find /target/
/target/
/target/lost+found
/target/media
/target/boot
/target/boot/lost+found
/target/etc
/target/etc/fstab
/target/var
/target/var/cache
/target/var/cache/apt
/target/var/cache/apt/srcpkgcache.bin
/target/var/cache/apt/pkgcache.bin
/target/var/cache/apt/archives

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu Trusty Tahr (development branch)
Release: 14.04

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: ubiquity 2.17.10
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-14.34-generic 3.13.5
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-14-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.13.2-0ubuntu5
Architecture: i386
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Fri Mar 28 00:09:59 2014
InstallCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-14-generic root=UUID=aad48e48-262b-468c-a19f-2d946f267e66 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2014-02-13 (42 days ago)

Exception during installation:
Mar 28 00:09:30 cruzer-fit /plugininstall.py: Traceback (most recent call last):
Mar 28 00:09:30 cruzer-fit /plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 1780, in <module>
Mar 28 00:09:30 cruzer-fit /plugininstall.py: install.run()
Mar 28 00:09:30 cruzer-fit /plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 78, in wrapper
Mar 28 00:09:30 cruzer-fit /plugininstall.py: func(self)
Mar 28 00:09:30 cruzer-fit /plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 192, in run
Mar 28 00:09:30 cruzer-fit /plugininstall.py: self.configure_python()
Mar 28 00:09:30 cruzer-fit /plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 346, in configure_python
Mar 28 00:09:30 cruzer-fit /plugininstall.py: cache = Cache()
Mar 28 00:09:30 cruzer-fit /plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apt/cache.py", line 103, in __init__
Mar 28 00:09:30 cruzer-fit /plugininstall.py: self.open(progress)
Mar 28 00:09:30 cruzer-fit /plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apt/cache.py", line 148, in open
Mar 28 00:09:30 cruzer-fit /plugininstall.py: self._cache = apt_pkg.Cache(progress)
Mar 28 00:09:30 cruzer-fit /plugininstall.py: SystemError: W:Unable to read /target/etc/apt/sources.list.d/ - DirectoryExists (2: No such file or directory), W:Unable to read /target/etc/apt/sources.list - RealFileExists (2: No such file or directory), E:Could not open file /target/var/lib/dpkg/status - open (2: No such file or directory), E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
Mar 28 00:09:30 cruzer-fit /plugininstall.py:

tags: added: installer-crash
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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