This message appears when I try installing Kubuntu and I cannot install it.

Bug #68397 reported by Jean-Marc Dufour on 2006-10-26
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

I select the partititions that I do not want to format (except the root) because they include essential data for me and I cannot back them up. During file copying, the last step of the installation, this message occurs :

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/kde-ui.py", line 311, in run
    self.process_step()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/ubiquity/frontend/kde-ui.py", line 734, in process_step
    self.mountpoints_to_summary()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/ubiquity/frontend/kde-ui.py", line 1047, in mountpoints_to_summary
    self.progress_loop()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/ubiquity/frontend/kde-ui.py", line 524, 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

Jean-Marc Dufour (dufourjm) wrote :

This is my /var/log/syslog as requested.

description: updated
description: updated
Jean-Marc Dufour (dufourjm) wrote :

This is my /var/log/installer/syslog as requested.

Jean-Marc Dufour (dufourjm) wrote :

This is my /var/log/partman as requested.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Thanks for your report. At present, you must reformat system partitions (e.g. /, /boot, /usr, or /var) during installation; the fact that the partitioner doesn't warn you about this is also bug 47046, and is fixed in 6.06.1. If you are upgrading an existing installation, then please see http://wiki.ubuntu.com/DapperUpgrades rather than using this installer.

You seem to have plenty of space, so perhaps you can work around this by not subdividing your installation into quite so many partitions. At least to start with, the 3GB you've allocated to / is perfectly adequate to hold /usr and /var as well, so you can always move things around later.

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