install from usb memory to a partition on sda failed

Bug #721901 reported by Rick on 2011-02-19
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

installed i386 kubuntu 11.04 to 16 gbyte usb stick, booted computer, configured some items, wireless, desktop options, etc., attempted to install to sda7. Install was almost complete when it failed.

I expected the install to complete and allow me to reboot to the new install.
The install stopped with error before finishing.

Some details:

it is possible that the partition that I was installing to was previously mounted. I did manually select the partion, instead of allowing full automatic install. sda has a main partition with windows vista, a second partition with an old ubuntu install, a third partition with the attemted install. (sda7)

escription: Ubuntu natty (development branch)
Release: 11.04

Rick (rickledford) wrote :
Rick (rickledford) wrote :
Rick (rickledford) wrote :

this is the second attempt to install kubuntu 11.4. the first attempt completed successfully, but the partition would not boot properly. booted to blank screen. i reformatted the usb stick and started over, installing to the same partition, sda7,

Rick (rickledford) wrote :

tried the install again, manually umounted sda7 before running intall.

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ mount
aufs on / type aufs (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
/dev/sdc1 on /cdrom type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/loop0 on /rofs type squashfs (ro,noatime)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
none on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
none on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
/dev/sdb6 on /media/dd62d522-2450-4542-906e-674c1f9537b0 type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks)
/dev/sda7 on /target type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/sda6 on /media/data type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks)
/dev/sda2 on /media/FACTORY_IMAGE type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_permissions)
/dev/sda1 on /media/HP type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_permissions)
/dev/sda5 on /media/vm type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks)
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ umount /target
umount: /target is not in the fstab (and you are not root)
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo umount /target
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ mount
aufs on / type aufs (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
fusectl on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
/dev/sdc1 on /cdrom type vfat (rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro)
/dev/loop0 on /rofs type squashfs (ro,noatime)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
none on /dev/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
tmpfs on /tmp type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
none on /var/run type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,mode=0755)
none on /var/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
/dev/sdb6 on /media/dd62d522-2450-4542-906e-674c1f9537b0 type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks)
/dev/sda6 on /media/data type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks)
/dev/sda2 on /media/FACTORY_IMAGE type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_permissions)
/dev/sda1 on /media/HP type fuseblk (rw,nosuid,nodev,allow_other,blksize=4096,default_permissions)
/dev/sda5 on /media/vm type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks)
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$

tags: added: ubiquity-2.5.14
tags: added: natty

Exception during installation:
Feb 19 19:56:50 ubuntu plugininstall.py: Traceback (most recent call last):
Feb 19 19:56:50 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 1440, in <module>
Feb 19 19:56:50 ubuntu plugininstall.py: install.run()
Feb 19 19:56:50 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 55, in wrapper
Feb 19 19:56:50 ubuntu plugininstall.py: func(self)
Feb 19 19:56:50 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 189, in run
Feb 19 19:56:50 ubuntu plugininstall.py: self.remove_extras()
Feb 19 19:56:50 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 1227, in remove_extras
Feb 19 19:56:50 ubuntu plugininstall.py: self.do_remove(regular)
Feb 19 19:56:50 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 884, in do_remove
Feb 19 19:56:50 ubuntu plugininstall.py: if not cache.commit(fetchprogress, installprogress):
Feb 19 19:56:50 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/apt/deprecation.py", line 98, in deprecated_function
Feb 19 19:56:50 ubuntu plugininstall.py: return func(*args, **kwds)
Feb 19 19:56:50 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/apt/cache.py", line 424, in commit
Feb 19 19:56:50 ubuntu plugininstall.py: res = self._fetch_archives(fetcher, pm)
Feb 19 19:56:50 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/apt/cache.py", line 271, in _fetch_archives
Feb 19 19:56:50 ubuntu plugininstall.py: raise LockFailedException("Failed to lock %s" % lockfile)
Feb 19 19:56:50 ubuntu plugininstall.py: LockFailedException: Failed to lock /target/var/cache/apt/archives/lock
Feb 19 19:56:50 ubuntu plugininstall.py:

tags: added: installer-crash
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 743359, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Please continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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