Tried to install into a GUID partition table, but failed

Bug #1530391 reported by sudodus on 2015-12-31
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Bug Description

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After some more testing, I found that there was some cruft in my persistent live system. I wiped the casper-rw partitions's upper directory except the home subdirectory, and things started to work again in Lubuntu daily :-)

The cruft must be leftover from previous daily editions of Xenial. Sorry for spamming Launchpad with this bug report.

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During iso testing I tried to install Lubuntu i386 from the desktop iso file into a GUID partition table, but ubiquity failed and prompted me automatically into this bug report.

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I should add that before the crash, there was a warning pop up window:

ubi-prepare crashed
ubi-prepare failed with exit code 10. Further information ... If you do not, your installation may fail entirely or may be broken.
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ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: ubiquity 2.21.37
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.3.0-2.11-generic 4.3.0
Uname: Linux 4.3.0-2-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.19.2-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
CasperVersion: 1.365
Date: Thu Dec 31 21:15:58 2015
InstallCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=(loop)/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/daily-live/current/xenial-desktop-i386.iso splash persistent -- persistent
LiveMediaBuild: Lubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Alpha i386 (20151231.1)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=sv_SE.UTF-8
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=sv_SE.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

sudodus (nio-wiklund) wrote :
sudodus (nio-wiklund) on 2015-12-31
description: updated
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:
http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1530391

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

This bug affects also installing from the Lubuntu Xenial desktop i386 iso file to the whole drive (and letting it create an MSDOS partition table on a drive without a partition table), reported as #1530461

sudodus (nio-wiklund) wrote :

This bug affects also installing from the Lubuntu Xenial desktop i386 iso file to the whole drive (when there is an MSDOS partition table on the target drive).

The installer crashes, when it tells us that it is 'searching the mirror' (in Swedish 'Söker igenom spegeln')

sudodus (nio-wiklund) wrote :

More information:

- I tried with the same GUID partition table with lubuntu-xenial-desktop-i386_2015-11-24.iso, and it worked.

- I tried to install in English locale (instead of Swedish, which is my native language), and it worked with the daily iso file.

So I'm starting to suspect that there is a problem with the Swedish mirror or the installer's management of the mirror.

sudodus (nio-wiklund) wrote :

After some more testing, I found that there was some cruft in my persistent live system. I wiped the casper-rw partitions's upper directory except the home subdirectory, and things started to work again in Lubuntu daily :-)

The cruft must be leftover from previous daily editions of Xenial. Sorry for spamming Launchpad with this bug report.

sudodus (nio-wiklund) on 2016-01-01
description: updated
Phillip Susi (psusi) wrote :

I'm glad you found the problem. I will close the bug report then ( you could as well ).

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