installer gets stuck trying to create the ext4 file system

Bug #1511825 reported by sudodus on 2015-10-30
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Lubuntu desktop i386,

Yesterday I could install the system of the same testcase, 'Install (entire disk)', but the installed system did not work. Today I get stuck earlier, when the installer is trying to create the ext4 file system. (It is in the same computer and target drive as yesterday.)

The testcase 'Install (manual partitioning)' works like yesterday. The system can be installed, but the installed system does not work (because of another bug, the 'mtab' bug).

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: ubiquity 2.21.37
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-16.19-generic 4.2.3
Uname: Linux 4.2.0-16-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.19.2-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
CasperVersion: 1.365
CurrentDesktop: LXDE
Date: Fri Oct 30 19:43:41 2015
InstallCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=(loop)/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/ splash persistent -- persistent
LiveMediaBuild: Lubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Alpha i386 (20151030)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

sudodus (nio-wiklund) wrote :
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
sudodus (nio-wiklund) wrote :

This happens and can be repeated with one target drive. But when I replaced it with another target drive in the same computer, the installation continued past creating the ext4 file system with the testcase 'Install (entire disk)'.

Maybe there was some kind of time-out or failed hand-shaking. (The first drive is not broken, I installed ToriOS afterwards without problems.)

Anyway, this bug has low priority unless someone else is affected by it.

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 1511825

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

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