Installer crash (AMD64)

Bug #68317 reported by David Cuthbert on 2006-10-26
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Setup: AMD64, nForce3 chipset.
Windows XP x64 on /dev/sda (internal SATA drive, 250 GB), preserving.
Miscellaneous NTFS partition on /dev/sdc (external USB drive, 200 GB), preserving.
Installing to /dev/sdb (internal SATA drive, 250 GB).

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/ubiquity", line 130, in ?
    install(sys.argv[1])
  File "/usr/bin/ubiquity", line 55, in install
    ret = wizard.run()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/ubiquity/frontend/gtkui.py", line 266, in run
    self.process_step()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/ubiquity/frontend/gtkui.py", line 741, in process_step
    self.mountpoints_to_summary()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/ubiquity/frontend/gtkui.py", line 1029, in mountpoints_to_summary
    self.progress_loop()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/ubiquity/frontend/gtkui.py", line 538, in progress_loop
    raise RuntimeError, ("Install failed with exit code %s; see "
RuntimeError: Install failed with exit code 1; see /var/log/installer/syslog and /var/log/syslog

David Cuthbert (dacut) wrote :
David Cuthbert (dacut) wrote :
David Cuthbert (dacut) wrote :
David Cuthbert (dacut) wrote :

Partition setup:
/dev/sdb1 is XFS, 246 GB.
/dev/sdb2 is swap, 4 GB.

David Cuthbert (dacut) wrote :

/var/log/installer/version:
ubiquity 1.0.12

Mateusz Drożdżyński (matid) wrote :

Thanks for your report. Due to some reliability problems with GRUB and XFS, you need to use a non-XFS root filesystem or create a non-XFS /boot filesystem. The fact that the partitioner doesn't warn you about this up-front is also bug 47848, and is fixed in 6.06.1.

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