Crash while trying to install Kubuntu in VirtualBox vm.

Bug #1477217 reported by Johannes Aquila
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Bug Description

Guest system: VirtualBox vm with 4 GB RAM and dynamically sized hard disk (default full disk install without LVM).

Host system: Lenovo S20 workstation; Windows 7; VirtualBox 5.0.0; 4-core Xeon W3565; 22 GB RAM.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
Package: ubiquity 2.21.25
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.19.0-15.15-generic 3.19.3
Uname: Linux 3.19.0-15-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.17.2-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.360
CurrentDesktop: KDE
Date: Wed Jul 22 18:09:12 2015
InstallCmdLine: file=/cdrom/preseed/kubuntu.seed boot=casper maybe-ubiquity initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash --- maybe-ubiquity
LiveMediaBuild: Kubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Release amd64 (20150422)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Johannes Aquila (johannes-aquila) wrote :
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Johannes Aquila (johannes-aquila) wrote :

I was prompted to add partman and syslog to the report, but was unable to add more than one file manually at a time. Here is the other one.

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Johannes Aquila (johannes-aquila) wrote :

Second attempt at installation had the same result. To rule out my choices, I selected US locale and no automatic login on the second attempt.

One weirdness I noticed: On the first attempt, a 4.3 GB swap partition was created. On the second attempt, no swap partition was created. (In both both cases it was the automatic default partitioning without LVM.)

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Johannes Aquila (johannes-aquila) wrote :

I may have found the solution. The default disk size for Ubuntu VMs in VirtualBox is 8 GB, which seems to be on the low side. Apparently the Kubuntu installer can't deal with that restriction. (Making half of it an unnecessary swap partition on the first round is clearly a symptom of this problem!) I have now been successful with a 30 GB disk, while everything else was the same.

To the extent that there is a bug, it appears to be that the Kubuntu installer may fail in a non-constructive way on an 8 GB disk.

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Simon Quigley (tsimonq2) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. We are sorry that we do not always have the capacity to look at all reported bugs in a timely manner. There have been many changes in Ubuntu since that time you reported the bug and your problem may have been fixed with some of the updates. It would help us a lot if you could test it on a currently supported Ubuntu version. If you test it and it is still an issue, kindly upload the updated logs by running only once:
apport-collect 1477217

and any other logs that are relevant for this particular issue.

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