Installation of Ubuntu MATE 20210209.1 ends with busybox prompt, system is broken

Bug #1915453 reported by Norbert on 2021-02-11
This bug affects 1 person
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Ubuntu MATE
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:
1. Obtain latest ISO ( SHA256SUM = ec85f45a8d9f68cd9e9522471621079d2de0d597cd6ec63d29f3986929f920d3 , [Ubuntu-MATE LTS _Focal Fossa_ - Release amd64 (20210209.1)] )
2. Install it
3. Reboot the system

Expected results:
system boots normally

Actual results:
system does not boot shows only "(initramfs)" prompt

Logs from non-booting system are attached.

The hardware is Lenovo SL500:

Base Board Information
 Manufacturer: LENOVO
 Product Name: 27463ZG
 Version: LENOVO 6AET64WW

Norbert (nrbrtx) wrote :
  • logs Edit (708.4 KiB, application/x-tar)
Norbert (nrbrtx) on 2021-02-11
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:

tags: added: iso-testing
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Looking at the log files list-oem didn't find any packages.

Feb 11 20:41:54 ubuntu-mate ubiquity[1816]: ubuntu-drivers list-oem finished with no available packages. Maybe we need to apt update? Doing that and trying again.
Feb 11 20:41:54 ubuntu-mate ubiquity[1816]: We've already apt updated and run, not doing so again.
Feb 11 20:41:54 ubuntu-mate ubiquity[1816]: No, we didn't find any OEM packages again.

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