VMWare easy install stops on "Prepare stage"

Bug #1925130 reported by Jean-Baptiste Lallement
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Won't Fix

Bug Description

Product: VMware® Workstation 16 Player
Version: 16.1.1 build-17801498

Starting from Ubiquity 21.04.5 the "prepare" plugin runs in automatic mode (bug 1895351)
Debconf variable in this page must now be preseeded otherwise the page is displayed.

This breaks VMWare Easy install which stops automated installation on the prepare page. If the user clicks on "Continue", the installation continues automatically as expected.

The following variables can be preseeded in this page:

Tags: iso-testing
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
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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
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Marcus Tomlinson (marcustomlinson) wrote :

John WolfeRemove, Tian LanRemove, John Savanyo, could you guys weigh in on this? Thanks!

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John Wolfe (johnwvmw) wrote :

VMware has not seen any problems with the beta image release at the end of March.

Will download an iso from https://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/ to test, but if we should be using something other than the "current" daily image, please provide a link.

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Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

I tried this image http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/20210420/ (which is the same than in current/ currently)

and the latest version of VMWare player.

description: updated
description: updated
description: updated
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John Wolfe (johnwvmw) wrote :

The hosted team has reported that they have completed an Easy Install of the ISO from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/20210420/ using

Product: VMware Workstation 16 Player
Version: 16.1.2 build-17917721

This a recent update.

I will try to install the same ISO on Workstation Pro 16.1.1

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John Wolfe (johnwvmw) wrote :

No problems with Easy Install of hirsute-desktop-amd64.iso (current daily) with Workstation 16.1.1.

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John Wolfe (johnwvmw) wrote :

Update to comment 5. The player 16.1.2 has not been released yet. Sorry for the confusion.

We are retesting with Player 16.1.1.

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John Wolfe (johnwvmw) wrote :

VMware testing with Player version 16.1.1 - OK.

But it does have the stop on the Install Updates screen as reported in the revised description.

FYI: This is being tracked at VMware with https://bugzilla.eng.vmware.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2756304

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Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) has reached end of life, so this bug will not be fixed for that specific release.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Impish):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
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