Comment 17 for bug 1447600

Uwe Geuder (ubuntulp-ugeuder) wrote :

I cross-checked that the problem does not occur with ubuntu-14.04-server-amd64.iso (same VM, excactly same virtual disk)

I also found a work-around:

1. When mkfs hangs open a console on virtual console 2
2. Use "ps" to see how mkfs was called exactly and what's the pid
3. kill -9 <pid>
4. call the same mkfs command manually (I used the -v option)
5. Go back to the installer. It will complain that formatting the filesystem has failed. Just continue

(It appears to me that the installer formatted the same filesystem once more after the error. The 2nd attempt (or 3rd if counting the manual one) just worked. I did not debug the details, because it would require one or even several more installations. I was glad it finally worked for me after several hours)