ubuntu mate 18.04.4 qa-install didn't complete (fail) - install (auto-resize)

Bug #1862089 reported by Chris Guiver
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

hp dx6120mt (mini-tower, pentium 4 dual core, 3gb, winfast clone of nvidia 7600gt)
((it didn't let me select drive which I hoped to do, but it's installing

install has hung up & is stuck -- I can use text terminal (ctrl+alt+f4) so exploring..

on display is "Removed libfcitx-qt5-1 I386)" is last message on GUI & it just sits there.. slideshow doesn't change anymore; complete-% bar is maybe 85% complete.

using `top` nothing appears running.. I do see (journalctl)
"log-output -t ubiquity umount /target/cdrom/"
which would confirm possibly it's late in install, followed by
"ubuntu-mate finihsh-install[4884]: Disabling CDROM entries in sources.list"
& some other stuff..

It sat there (no change in installer/gui) for an hour before filing this bug in text terminal

Expectation: It would have completed, or given useful error message telling me what was wrong.

Note: I hoped it would install to SDA only; I've tried to disable SDB & SDC in bios (suspect it doesn't allow it). I Sysrq-REISUB'd box, booted to live (um-18.04.4) & explored; it all looked okay. So rebooted again. Grub offered me loads of options, and top was a 18.04 (5.3 kernel) so I chose that. My new Ubuntu-MATE 18.04.4 install was there & perfectly valid it appears.

The issue appears to be installer became stuck. I used Sysrq-REISUB which flushes buffers, but would my install be good if I'd turned power off as I suspect a lot of users would have done after long wait?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 18.04
Package: ubiquity
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.3.0-28.30~18.04.1-generic 5.3.13
Uname: Linux 5.3.0-28-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.20.9-0ubuntu7.9
Architecture: i386
CasperVersion: 1.394.3
Date: Thu Feb 6 11:39:28 2020
InstallCmdLine: file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu-mate.seed boot=casper only-ubiquity initrd=/casper/initrd quiet splash ---
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu-MATE 18.04.4 LTS "Bionic Beaver" - Release i386 (20200203.1)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Chris Guiver (guiverc) wrote :
Chris Guiver (guiverc)
description: updated
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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
Norbert (nrbrtx)
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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