installer crashed after downloading stuff

Bug #1820909 reported by Bob McClure, Jr. on 2019-03-19
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

It had downloaded updated packages and then crashed.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: ubiquity 18.04.14
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-20.21-generic 4.15.17
Uname: Linux 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.394
Date: Tue Mar 19 15:43:51 2019
InstallCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper only-ubiquity quiet splash ---
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Release amd64 (20180426)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Bob McClure, Jr. (bobcatos) wrote :
Bob McClure, Jr. (bobcatos) wrote :

will try again without getting updated packages.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, could you give some details on the type of installation/partitionning you did?

From the log
(Mar 19 20:42:24 ubuntu ubiquity: cannot open /target/etc/apt/sources.list: No such file'

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Incomplete

Hi Sebastien,

This is a new Acer AMD A10-based machine with Win 10 on it. Win
already had four primary partitions on a 1 TB drive. To make it
dual-boot, I shrunk the main partition to 200 GB, then using fdisk in
the live install DVD created a 1 GB part for /boot and the rest of the
disk for LVM. From an xterm in the live install disk, I used the LVM
tools to create LVs for root (16 GB), swap (20 GB), home (10 GB), var
(1 GB), and ulocal (for /usr/local, 1 GB). Then I proceeded with the
normal install.

Later I retried the install without updated packages and it reported
it failed to format the swap LV, gave me an "OK" button which did
nothing. Had to use the power switch to get out of that.

FWIW, I have downloaded and burned to DVD the 18.04.2 desktop distro
and will try to install with it today.

On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 10:00:29AM -0000, Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> Thank you for your bug report, could you give some details on the type
> of installation/partitionning you did?
>
> >From the log
> (Mar 19 20:42:24 ubuntu ubiquity: cannot open /target/etc/apt/sources.list: No such file'
>
> ** Changed in: ubiquity (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided => High
>
> ** Changed in: ubiquity (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
> report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1820909
>
> Title:
> installer crashed after downloading stuff
>
> Status in ubiquity package in Ubuntu:
> Incomplete
>
> Bug description:
> It had downloaded updated packages and then crashed.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
> Package: ubiquity 18.04.14
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-20.21-generic 4.15.17
> Uname: Linux 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64
> ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7
> Architecture: amd64
> CasperVersion: 1.394
> Date: Tue Mar 19 15:43:51 2019
> InstallCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper only-ubiquity quiet splash ---
> LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Release amd64 (20180426)
> SourcePackage: ubiquity
> UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
>
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Cheers,
--
Bob McClure, Jr. Bobcat Open Systems, Inc.
<email address hidden> http://www.bobcatos.com
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
Ephesians 6:10

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I'd try testing the latest point release of Ubuntu 18.04 instead of the image that you used. You can find the latest 18.04 iso here:

http://releases.ubuntu.com/18.04.2/ubuntu-18.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso

Bob McClure, Jr. (bobcatos) wrote :

Hi Brian,

I'm a little ahead of you. I got 18.04.2 and installed successfully.
Now I have to figure out how to get Ubuntu as a boot option,
preferably as a default. This is on an Acer Aspire TC-281 desktop.

* Brian groans * (Right?)

All the search I've done has led to dead ends. Currently looking at
this:

https://www.lifewire.com/change-the-efi-boot-order-efibootmgr-4028027

It involves booting the live DVD and installing efibootmgr, and using
it to fix things. Turns out the 18.04.2 distro already has
efibootmgr. Followed the instructions, rebooted, no options, still
boots !@#$~ Win 10.

Any ideas?

On Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 10:59:59PM -0000, Brian Murray wrote:
> I'd try testing the latest point release of Ubuntu 18.04 instead of the
> image that you used. You can find the latest 18.04 iso here:
>
> http://releases.ubuntu.com/18.04.2/ubuntu-18.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to the bug
> report.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1820909
>
> Title:
> installer crashed after downloading stuff
>
> Status in ubiquity package in Ubuntu:
> Incomplete
>
> Bug description:
> It had downloaded updated packages and then crashed.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
> Package: ubiquity 18.04.14
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.15.0-20.21-generic 4.15.17
> Uname: Linux 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64
> ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7
> Architecture: amd64
> CasperVersion: 1.394
> Date: Tue Mar 19 15:43:51 2019
> InstallCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper only-ubiquity quiet splash ---
> LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Release amd64 (20180426)
> SourcePackage: ubiquity
> UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1820909/+subscriptions

Cheers,
--
Bob McClure, Jr. Bobcat Open Systems, Inc.
<email address hidden> http://www.bobcatos.com
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
Romans 12:15

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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