Installation on an ASUS UX301L gone wrong

Bug #1329062 reported by Luca-formaggia on 2014-06-11
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Bug Description

I have followed the instructions to install ubuntu alongside windows8.1. All went fine up to when the actual installation has begun. I would prefer to keep windows only becouse of all powerpoint presentation I unfortunately have.... and libreoffice is not yet able to cope with them.
The log file should have been added automatically, I guess, since I am using the web form launched automatically after the crash.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: ubiquity 2.18.7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-24.46-generic 3.13.9
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.340
Date: Wed Jun 11 22:27:08 2014
InstallCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz.efi file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper only-ubiquity quiet splash --
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140417)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=linux
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Luca-formaggia (luca-formaggia) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Reviewing your log files attached to this bug report it seems that there is a problem with your installation media (CD/DVD). You can verify the integrity of the Ubuntu ISO files you downloaded by following the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM. You might also retry your installation with new media. In the event that is is not in fact an error with your installation media please set the bug's status back to New. Thanks and good luck!

[This is an automated message. I apologize if it reached you inappropriately; please just reply to this message indicating so.]

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
tags: added: ident-mismatch
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Unfortunately, this is not the case. I have checked the iso, and also
controlled the usb drive. Everything looks fine and indeed I can use Ubuntu
live from the USB. I think that the problem is the fact that my computer
has solid state disks, two disks in fact, that are available to Win as C:
and D. I wanted to use the second disk for Linux, so a reformatted it, (now
windows does not see it any more!), the Ubuntu installation tools sees it
instead all right, it allows to create exfs4 partitions (/ and /home) , but
then it stops when running grub-install /dev/sda. I does not give me the
option to "install alongside othe operating systems", so I had to prepare
the partitions myself.

I tried also to free some space in the first drive (c:OS in win) and put
there a /boot partition. Same error. I friend of mine has installed Linux
on an identical computer, zapping out windows. So I assume that the problem
is the strange way the disk is set up. I was able to run ubuntu live and I
am annexing the snapshot of the disk organization, as seen by linux.

If I can get any help I'd happy!

Luca

On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 2:20 AM, Ubuntu Foundations Team Bug Bot <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make
> Ubuntu better. Reviewing your log files attached to this bug report it
> seems that there is a problem with your installation media (CD/DVD).
> You can verify the integrity of the Ubuntu ISO files you downloaded by
> following the instructions at
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM. You might also retry
> your installation with new media. In the event that is is not in fact
> an error with your installation media please set the bug's status back
> to New. Thanks and good luck!
>
> [This is an automated message. I apologize if it reached you
> inappropriately; please just reply to this message indicating so.]
>
> ** Changed in: ubiquity (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
> ** Tags added: ident-mismatch
>
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> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1329062
>
> Title:
> Installation on an ASUS UX301L gone wrong
>
> Status in “ubiquity” package in Ubuntu:
> Incomplete
>
> Bug description:
> I have followed the instructions to install ubuntu alongside windows8.1.
> All went fine up to when the actual installation has begun. I would prefer
> to keep windows only becouse of all powerpoint presentation I unfortunately
> have.... and libreoffice is not yet able to cope with them.
> The log file should have been added automatically, I guess, since I am
> using the web form launched automatically after the crash.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
> Package: ubiquity 2.18.7
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-24.46-generic 3.13.9
> Uname: Linux 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64
> ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3
> Architecture: amd64
> CasperVersion: 1.340
> Date: Wed Jun 11 22:27:08 2014
> InstallCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz.efi
> file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper only-ubiquity quiet splash --
> LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr"...

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Luca-formaggia (luca-formaggia) wrote :

Eventually I had to zap out windows and install ubuntu stand alone. I must say that the instruction to to dual boot with win8 are incomplete, but this probably is linked to the many different systems that are around that makes it difficult to provide a general recipe.

I was not able to set up the partitions myself, so I had to let the installer do it for me. The only good news is that Ubuntu seems to work very fine on this computer (so far).

Luca

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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