14.04 installer crashes towards the dn of the process

Bug #1332914 reported by ajw3208 on 2014-06-22
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

running std 14.04 64 bit installer on vanilla dual core intel proc with 4GB Ram

installer reported crash but tried to continue. Also noticed during install (with term iwindow open) that .desktop was not able to included in "something (sorry can't remeber what).

also, installer fails to recongnise a NVIDIA grahics card. I have to force this after the install.

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: Sun Jun 22 17:10:08 2014
InstallCmdLine: file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash -- maybe-ubiquity
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140417)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

ajw3208 (ajw3208) wrote :

Exception during installation:
Jun 22 07:09:58 ubuntu /plugininstall.py: Traceback (most recent call last):
Jun 22 07:09:58 ubuntu /plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 1770, in <module>
Jun 22 07:09:58 ubuntu /plugininstall.py: install.run()
Jun 22 07:09:58 ubuntu /plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 78, in wrapper
Jun 22 07:09:58 ubuntu /plugininstall.py: func(self)
Jun 22 07:09:58 ubuntu /plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 252, in run
Jun 22 07:09:58 ubuntu /plugininstall.py: self.remove_extras()
Jun 22 07:09:58 ubuntu /plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 1455, in remove_extras
Jun 22 07:09:58 ubuntu /plugininstall.py: cache = Cache()
Jun 22 07:09:58 ubuntu /plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apt/cache.py", line 107, in __init__
Jun 22 07:09:58 ubuntu /plugininstall.py: self.open(progress)
Jun 22 07:09:58 ubuntu /plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/apt/cache.py", line 151, in open
Jun 22 07:09:58 ubuntu /plugininstall.py: self._cache = apt_pkg.Cache(progress)
Jun 22 07:09:58 ubuntu /plugininstall.py: SystemError: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /target/var/lib/apt/lists/au.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_universe_i18n_Translation-en, E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
Jun 22 07:09:58 ubuntu /plugininstall.py:

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