Installer crashes when creating or formatting partitions

Bug #188289 reported by michaelg on 2008-02-02
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

Unbuntu 6.06 LTS PPC Live CD

ubiquity 1.0.17

Crash report:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/ubiquity", line 130, in ?
  File "/usr/bin/ubiquity", line 55, in install
    ret =
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/ubiquity/frontend/", line 266, in run
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/ubiquity/frontend/", line 755, in process_step
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/ubiquity/frontend/", line 1101, in mountpoints_to_summary
    if partman_commit.PartmanCommit(self).run_command(auto_process=True) != 0:
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/ubiquity/", line 128, in run_command
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/ubiquity/", line 45, in start
    self.db = DebconfCommunicator(PACKAGE, cloexec=True)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/", line 125, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/", line 48, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/", line 51, in setUp
    self.version = self.version(2)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/", line 60, in <lambda>
    lambda *args, **kw: self.command(command, *args, **kw))
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/", line 81, in command
    status = int(status)
ValueError: invalid literal for int()

Ubiquity 1.0.17
Sat, 02 Feb 2008 08:05:25 INFO switched to page stepLanguage
ubiquity: Starting up '['/usr/lib/ubiquity/localechooser/localechooser']' for ubiquity.components.language.Language
ubiquity: Watching for question patterns ^languagechooser/language-name
Sat, 02 Feb 2008 08:05:32 INFO Step_before = stepLanguage
Sat, 02 Feb 2008 08:05:34 INFO switched to page stepLocation
Sat, 02 Feb 2008 08:05:34 INFO Step_after = stepLocation
ubiquity: Starting up '['/usr/share/ubiquity/tzsetup']' for ubiquity.components.timezone.Timezone
ubiquity: Watching for question patterns ^time/zone$
Sat, 02 Feb 2008 08:06:06 INFO Step_before = stepLocation
Sat, 02 Feb 2008 08:06:06 INFO switched to page stepKeyboardConf
Sat, 02 Feb 2008 08:06:06 INFO Step_after = stepKeyboardConf
ubiquity: kbd-chooser prepare
ubiquity: Starting up '['/bin/sh', '-c', '. /usr/share/debconf/confmodule; exec /usr/lib/ubiquity/kbd-chooser/kbd-chooser']' for ubiquity.components.kbd_chooser.KbdChooser
ubiquity: Watching for question patterns ^kbd-chooser/method$, ^console-keymaps.*/keymap$, ERROR
ubiquity: apply_keyboard: mac-usb-us
ubiquity: apply_keyboard: layout us, model pc104
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"/var/log/syslog" [readonly] 0L, 0C 0,0-1 All


/bin/partman: *******************************************************
/lib/partman/init.d/01unsupported: *******************************************************
/lib/partman/init.d/30parted: *******************************************************
parted_server: ======= Starting the server
parted_server: main_loop: iteration 1
parted_server: Opening infifo
/lib/partman/init.d/30parted: IN: OPEN =dev=hda /dev/hda
parted_server: Read command: OPEN
parted_server: command_open()
parted_server: Request to open =dev=hda
parted_server: Opening outfifo
parted_server: OUT: OK

parted_server: OUT: OK

parted_server: Note =dev=hda as unchanged
parted_server: Closing infifo and outfifo
parted_server: main_loop: iteration 2
parted_server: Opening infifo
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Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an issue for you. Can you try with the latest Ubuntu release? Thanks in advance.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) wrote :

We'd like to figure out what's causing this bug for you, but we haven't heard back from you in a while. Could you please provide the requested information? Thanks!

Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

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