Lubuntu installation crashes

Bug #697694 reported by Axel Bernadinis on 2011-01-05
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

I tried installing Lubuntu 15.10 but the installation crashed and it said to report a bug with two files attached: partman, and syslog. The thing is that I can only attach one file, how do I attach the other.

Axel Bernadinis (abernardinis) wrote :
Axel Bernadinis (abernardinis) wrote :
Hung Tran (hungtran) wrote :

Thank you for your reporting!
Please tell us more information about your computer (RAM, CPU...).
And please take a look at Lubunu wiki and release notes of Lubuntu 10.10 to know more about system requirements and known problems.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/ReleaseNotes/MaverickMeerkat/

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
assignee: nobody → Lubuntu (lubuntu-desktop)
Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Jan 5 14:21:56 ubuntu kernel: [ 11.349845] Buffer I/O error on device sr0, logical block 279304
Jan 5 14:21:56 ubuntu kernel: [ 11.587996] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] Result: hostbyte=DID_OK driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE
Jan 5 14:21:56 ubuntu kernel: [ 11.588071] sr 1:0:0:0: [sr0] Sense Key : Illegal Request [current]
Jan 5 14:21:56 ubuntu kernel: [ 11.588091] Info fld=0x44308

Can you please try this image on the waitec? if still not working please verify the md5sum of the downloaded and burned image.
Then reply here.
Thanks
Fabio

Axel Bernadinis (abernardinis) wrote :

Sorry Fabio, but I don't understand what I am supposed to do.

Axel Bernadinis (abernardinis) wrote :

I have a Pentium III 550MHz with 256MB of RAM. For other informations I attached a hardware info file. By the way, I read that I need 256MB of RAM to have the graphical installation, even though I have enough RAM, what is the other option and how is it done?

 Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2011 11:27:24 +0000
> From: <email address hidden>
> To: <email address hidden>
> Subject: [Lubuntu-desktop] [Bug 697694] Re: Lubuntu installation crashes
>
> I have a Pentium III 550MHz with 256MB of RAM. For other informations I
> attached a hardware info file. By the way, I read that I need 256MB of
> RAM to have the graphical installation, even though I have enough RAM,
> what is the other option and how is it done?
>
> ** Attachment added: "hardware_infoComputerBianco.html"
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/697694/+attachment/1784929/+files/hardware_infoComputerBianco.html
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are a member of Lubuntu,
> which is a bug assignee.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/697694
>
> Title:
> Lubuntu installation crashes
>
> Status in “ubiquity” package in Ubuntu:
> Incomplete
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: ubiquity
>
> I tried installing Lubuntu 10.10 but the installation crashed and it said to report a bug with two files attached: partman, and syslog. The thing is that I can only attach one file, how do I attach the other.

Try the alternate install CD (NOT mini.iso).
It's a text based installer which is quite self explanatory. Personally, I would recommend sorting out partitions prior to attempting the installation & using a wired connection during the installation. This worked for me on a laptop with 256mb RAM whereas Ubiquity constantly crashed.
I appreciate this doesn't help with attaching files, it may be a viable option for installation though.

Pip
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Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Hello
For this installation you have used this :
  PIONEER DVD-ROM DVD-105
Can you please try the second:
WAITEC WT2444EI
If not working try to folllow this page, adapting it to Lubuntu:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HowToMD5SUM

Axel Bernadinis (abernardinis) wrote :

I checked the disc and it was fine. I can't boot from the WAITEC, I even tried SBM but it still couldn't load from the WAITEC. Is there another way to install it? Do I need to download the alternate CD to do a text based installation? Can't I do it with this disc?

Hung Tran (hungtran) wrote :

I got failed installations on a 256MB RAM Compaq Evo N600 laptop with LiveCD, my CD checksum was fine, the prolem was my CD-ROM, it's too old and it runs sloooowly, so I couldn't install other lightweight distros also (and even Windows XP), then I had to install Lubuntu from Ubuntu MinimalCD. Sure you can use the alternate CD. Lubuntu is for old computers, it's great, it's fast, but the big problem is our computers are not good anymore :).

Axel Bernadinis (abernardinis) wrote :

So what you are saying is that I should throw my computer away? That is just crazy. I had Ubuntulite working fine until I tried installing Lubuntu which crashed for some reason, so I don't get how my computer should be no good. I just want to know if I can do the text installation with the cd I have or if I have to download another image. What I don't get is why I have to enter a live session to install, isn't that too heavy for old computers?

Hung Tran (hungtran) wrote :

Oh no, I didn't mean that. If you want text installation you can download alternative iso or mini iso because we don't have text installation in a live CD. You can find the instructions here:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/DocumentationHelp/MinimalInstall
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/DocumentationHelp/AlternateInstall

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
semitones (semitones) wrote :

I have this problem too, installer failed while the partitioner was going
(thankfully no data was lost -- looks like gparted finished the job). I was
asked to post some files, but I had no idea how to do it.

Computer is a P3, 733 MHz, 512 MB ram.

If the installer can't safely perform the functions it includes, maybe those
functions should be disabled on future releases. A gparted live cd can be
used to partition, and it's probably a better tool anyway.

2011/5/19 trevor <email address hidden>

> ** Changed in: ubiquity (Ubuntu)
> Status: Incomplete => Confirmed
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are a member of Lubuntu,
> which is a bug assignee.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/697694
>
> Title:
> Lubuntu installation crashes
>
> Status in “ubiquity” package in Ubuntu:
> Confirmed
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: ubiquity
>
> I tried installing Lubuntu 10.10 but the installation crashed and it
> said to report a bug with two files attached: partman, and syslog. The
> thing is that I can only attach one file, how do I attach the other.
>
> _______________________________________________
> Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop
> Post to : <email address hidden>
> Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop
> More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp
>

Chris Druif (chrisdruif) wrote :

Aloha,

As far as I know is the partitioner that's being used the gparted
partitioner, but the devs can tell us more about it.

With metta,

Chris Druif
On May 19, 2011 6:41 PM, "phix" <email address hidden> wrote:
> I have this problem too, installer failed while the partitioner was going
> (thankfully no data was lost -- looks like gparted finished the job). I
was
> asked to post some files, but I had no idea how to do it.
>
> Computer is a P3, 733 MHz, 512 MB ram.
>
> If the installer can't safely perform the functions it includes, maybe
those
> functions should be disabled on future releases. A gparted live cd can be
> used to partition, and it's probably a better tool anyway.
>
> 2011/5/19 trevor <email address hidden>
>
>> ** Changed in: ubiquity (Ubuntu)
>> Status: Incomplete => Confirmed
>>
>> --
>> You received this bug notification because you are a member of Lubuntu,
>> which is a bug assignee.
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/697694
>>
>> Title:
>> Lubuntu installation crashes
>>
>> Status in “ubiquity” package in Ubuntu:
>> Confirmed
>>
>> Bug description:
>> Binary package hint: ubiquity
>>
>> I tried installing Lubuntu 10.10 but the installation crashed and it
>> said to report a bug with two files attached: partman, and syslog. The
>> thing is that I can only attach one file, how do I attach the other.
>>
>> _______________________________________________
>> Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop
>> Post to : <email address hidden>
>> Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop
>> More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp
>>
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are a member of Lubuntu,
> which is a bug assignee.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/697694
>
> Title:
> Lubuntu installation crashes
>
> Status in “ubiquity” package in Ubuntu:
> Confirmed
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: ubiquity
>
> I tried installing Lubuntu 10.10 but the installation crashed and it
> said to report a bug with two files attached: partman, and syslog. The
> thing is that I can only attach one file, how do I attach the other.
>
> _______________________________________________
> Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop
> Post to : <email address hidden>
> Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~lubuntu-desktop
> More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp

kalehrl (kalehrl) wrote :

Hello everyone

I encountered the same problem when installing lubuntu 11.04. I solved it by erasing all partitions with gparted live cd and installing minimal install .iso from usb drive.

All my subsequent experiences with lubuntu are axcellent.

Thank you for your work!

tags: added: ubiquity-2.4.9
tags: added: maverick

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Reviewing your log files attached to this bug report it seems that there is a problem with your installation media (CD/DVD). Please retry your installation with new media and if it still fails I'd recommend testing your CD drive with other media. In the event that is is not in fact an error with your installation media please set the bug's status back to New. Thanks and good luck!

tags: added: media-error
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Price Bryan (pbryan422) on 2015-09-20
description: updated
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
assignee: Lubuntu (lubuntu-desktop) → nobody
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for ubiquity (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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