ubuntu ubiquity: Please type 'y' or 'n' and press Enter

Bug #757208 reported by Lars Tørnes Hansen on 2011-04-11
This bug affects 1 person
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

At some point in the installation of Natty, daily build 20110410 - Ubiquity deadlocks.
Look at the *1.png screenshot, then the *2.png screenshot.
The text box in the number 2 picture: You cannot answer y or n (it is j or n it ask for, because i had Ubiquity ti use danish.
You can also not copy text from it, but I figured out that it was text from/to syslog.

I need to to do a complete reinstall to get /var/log/partman and everyting else of the required logs.

To everybody: The text documents may contain text written in danish: Ask me for a translation to english if you think you will need to use text that had been written in danish. However, please use Google translate first. It isn't perfect, but does a good job.

Lars Tørnes Hansen (larsth) wrote :
Lars Tørnes Hansen (larsth) wrote :

How do I include more than one file/attachment in one comment?

Lars Tørnes Hansen (larsth) wrote :


Lars Tørnes Hansen (larsth) wrote :


Lars Tørnes Hansen (larsth) wrote :


Lars Tørnes Hansen (larsth) wrote :


I had includeed a lot of logs now.

Some of them may not look relevant, but i think this error could be an error in the kernel, because in Natty Alpha 2 I had a libparted error, wich come from the fact that the partition table was a PC-BSD (FreeBSD) partition table, and not a MS DOS partition table, and libparted reported that there was a bug in the kernel.

Before I could install Ubuntu natty beta 1, I had to use this workaround:
1) boot the system
2) choose try ubuntu
3) goto admin menu, and start th edisk tool
4)erase the freebsd partition == the whole disk (/dev/sda)
5) close disk tool
6) start GParted
7) create your file systems, make sure you format the partitions
8) reboot
9) install nattty normally

I tried to do a n install, but I could not select /dev/sda,, and 'sudo fdisk -l /dev/sda'said that it coundn't find anything - that is - the kernel did not understand that it has a BSD partition table on the /dev/sda block device.

Lars Tørnes Hansen (larsth) wrote :

I forgot to copy the 2 png files - I will recreate them later during my 2nd install of Natty. beta 1.

I had just seen the "bug Attachemts" to the right hand side, but is was not in the visible screen area - I known there exisist some javascript techniques that could fix that. It is a lille box in the corner of the screen and it will stay at the same position, so that it will always be visible.

Evan (ev) on 2011-04-11
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Evan Dandrea (ev)
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubiquity - 2.6.2

ubiquity (2.6.2) natty; urgency=low

  [ Colin Watson ]
  * Handle keyboard layouts with only one variant (LP: #711926).
  * Make sure to set a new variant default when changing keyboard layout
    (LP: #745137).

  [ Evan Dandrea ]
  * Deal with the confirmation key being translated in jockey-text
    (LP: #757208).
  * Update translations from Launchpad.
 -- Evan Dandrea <email address hidden> Mon, 11 Apr 2011 17:51:12 +0100

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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