migration-assistant dies with separate home partition
Binary package hint: ubiquity
My partition schema
* sda1 - 2GB - SWAP
* sda2 - 10GB - root partition (with Ubuntu 8.04.1 installed)
* sda3 - all the remaining space - /home
I start the Ubuntu installer, fill in all required data, tell the system that I want to format my sda2 partition and mount it as the root (”/”) and to mount my sda3 partition as /home (without formatting it). A few more clicks and the system was installing, time to take a coffee.
Here comes a problem, I’m back from my coffee and I see no installer on my screen, it’s crashed! So I’m launching it again, retype my info but I can’t see my partitions anymore…
Relaunching the installer, filling data and start the installation process, it’s about to finish when it crashes again, I take a look here and there in the logs and see that’s something about the migration assistant (actually I have nothing to migrate, I’m using my old home directory…).
I remember that’s possible to launch the installer disabling the migration assistant thus I open a terminal and type:
sudo ubiquity --no-migration-
and do it all again, this time everything goes fine and I can boot my wonderful Intrepid from my disk.