Crash during install of grub in 10.04 beta1

Bug #555881 reported by Rob Walker on 2010-04-05
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
grub-installer (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

Install of kubuntu 10.04 beta1 ended with a popup saying it had crashed while installing grub. Then a dialog with the following backtrace:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/bin/ubiquity", line 468, in <module>
    main(oem_config)
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/bin/ubiquity", line 453, in main
    install(args[0], query=options.query)
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/bin/ubiquity", line 243, in install
    ret = wizard.run()
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/frontend/kde_ui.py", line 450, in run
    self.progress_loop()
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/frontend/kde_ui.py", line 846, in progress_loop
    (ret, realtb))
RuntimeError: Install failed with exit code 1
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/ubiquity/install.py", line 2430, in <module>
    install.run()
  File "/usr/share/ubiquity/install.py", line 400, in run
    self.configure_bootloader()
  File "/usr/share/ubiquity/install.py", line 1605, in configure_bootloader
    self.db.input('critical', bootdev)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/debconf.py", line 65, in <lambda>
    lambda *args, **kw: self.command(command, *args, **kw))
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/debconf.py", line 86, in command
    status = int(status)
ValueError: invalid literal for int() with base 10: ''

Rob Walker (rob-tenfoot) wrote :
Rob Walker (rob-tenfoot) wrote :
Peter Lemieux (seijisensei) wrote :

I now can't get past this error while installing the release version of Kubuntu 10.04.

I have a separate /boot partition that I did not wish to format during installation in case something went wrong. The drive has partitions for Windows, swap, /home, /usr/local, and two partitions for the operating systems. One is occupied by 9.10, the other was created to hold 10.04.

The first time I ran the installer everything worked as expected with the 10.04 kernel images added to the grub menu. However I need to reinstall after making some manual changes to the authentication files in /etc that seemed to cause problems for dbus. All subsequent attempts to install following the same procedure as before now results in the ubiquity error during the installation of grub.

Peter Lemieux (seijisensei) wrote :

Update:

I bit the bullet and told the installer to format /boot. That didn't help at all, and of course, now I can't boot the machine either. I'm reinstalling 9.10 and waiting another few months before trying 10.04 again.

tags: added: ubiquity-2.2.5
tags: added: lucid

Exception during installation:
Apr 5 17:32:24 ubuntu python: Traceback (most recent call last):
Apr 5 17:32:24 ubuntu python: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/install.py", line 2430, in <module>
Apr 5 17:32:24 ubuntu python: install.run()
Apr 5 17:32:24 ubuntu python: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/install.py", line 400, in run
Apr 5 17:32:24 ubuntu python: self.configure_bootloader()
Apr 5 17:32:24 ubuntu python: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/install.py", line 1605, in configure_bootloader
Apr 5 17:32:24 ubuntu python: self.db.input('critical', bootdev)
Apr 5 17:32:24 ubuntu python: File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/debconf.py", line 65, in <lambda>
Apr 5 17:32:24 ubuntu python: lambda *args, **kw: self.command(command, *args, **kw))
Apr 5 17:32:24 ubuntu python: File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/debconf.py", line 86, in command
Apr 5 17:32:24 ubuntu python: status = int(status)
Apr 5 17:32:24 ubuntu python: ValueError: invalid literal for int() with base 10: ''
Apr 5 17:32:24 ubuntu python:

tags: added: installer-crash
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in grub-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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