Pressing restart in only-ubiquity mode throws an endless loop of respawning gdm/ubiquity

Bug #432140 reported by Mario Limonciello on 2009-09-17
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Colin Watson

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

Mythbuntu daily 2009/09/17
ubiquity 1.99.21

Boot from the "install mythbuntu" item in the CD menu. After finishing install, press the "restart" button from ubiquity. There then appears to be an endless loop of gdm/ubiquity restarting that is only stopped by restarting the system.

Mario Limonciello (superm1) wrote :
Ara Pulido (ara) wrote :

I got the same issue with Ubuntu Desktop, but it was VirtualBox as well.
Does anybody get the issue in real HW?

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

I got this issue with a Lenovo SL500, as I wrote about in Bug 433477.

It was Ubuntu Desktop karmic alpha6. Here are the bug report files (from after the installation).

thearthur (arthur-ulfeldt) wrote :

I get the same result on running alpha6 as a KVM guest

This doesn't happen for me any more with daily build from 20090922 (but now I cannot boot the system :().

Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2009-09-30
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
importance: Undecided → High
Dave Morley (davmor2) wrote :

See I knew there was another bug I just couldn't find it :)

This effects kdm too

This occurs in Ubuntu desktop Karmic Beta for me as well.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2009-10-06
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubiquity - 1.99.29

ubiquity (1.99.29) karmic; urgency=low

  [ Colin Watson ]
  * Use a separate PROGRESS REGION for each install plugin (LP: #438979).
  * GTK frontend:
    - When switching language, translate other top-level widgets (dialogs)
      and their children, as well as the main notebook pages (LP: #441622).
  * Install a dummy initctl similar to the dummy start-stop-daemon while
    doing anything that might install or remove packages in the target
    system, so that attempts to control Upstart jobs won't do anything.
  * Stop Upstart jobs when switching to runlevel 0 or 6, which I think fixes
    repeated respawns on shutdown (LP: #432140).
  * Save /var/log/installer/debug to the target system if it exists.
  * In the auto-resize bar, use the preferred partition size requested by
    partman-auto/partman-partitioning, rather than hardcoding the maximum
    size or making up our own (LP: #421407).
  * Update imported translations from gtk+2.0 2.18.1-1ubuntu1 (adds Asturian
    and Bengali).
  * Update translations from Launchpad.
  * Automatic update of included source packages: apt-setup 1:0.41ubuntu2,
    console-setup 1.34ubuntu4, flash-kernel 2.13ubuntu12, grub-installer
    1.43ubuntu5, partman-partitioning 72ubuntu2, partman-target 64ubuntu2.

  [ Evan Dandrea ]
  * Port fix for return_to_partitioning from the GTK+ frontend to the
    KDE frontend (LP: #439184).
  * Explicitly depend on reiserfsprogs so that we don't have to add it
    to every live seed (LP: #431976).
  * Write /cdrom/.disk/info to /var/log/installer/media-info
    (LP: #364649).

  [ Roman Shtylman ]
  * Limit width of side breadcumbs in kde for long translation text.
    Using elided text where needed (LP: #438918)

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Tue, 06 Oct 2009 18:39:54 +0100

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
tags: added: iso-testing
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