Xubuntu Installer Crash

Bug #78775 reported by 高橋 エメソン on 2007-01-11
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

This is from the second attempt to install Xubuntu

We're sorry; the installer crashed. Please file a new bug report at https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+filebug (do not attach your details to any existing bug) and a developer will attend to the problem as soon as possible. To help the developers understand what went wrong, include the following detail in your bug report, and attach the files /var/log/syslog and /var/log/partman:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/ubiquity", line 166, in ?
  File "/usr/bin/ubiquity", line 161, in main
  File "/usr/bin/ubiquity", line 57, in install
    ret = wizard.run()
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/frontend/gtkui.py", line 305, in run
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/frontend/gtkui.py", line 856, in process_step
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/frontend/gtkui.py", line 628, in progress_loop
    raise RuntimeError, ("Install failed with exit code %s\n%s" %
RuntimeError: Install failed with exit code 1
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/ubiquity/install.py", line 1404, in ?
  File "/usr/share/ubiquity/install.py", line 306, in run
  File "/usr/share/ubiquity/install.py", line 484, in copy_all
    shutil.copyfile(sourcepath, targetpath)
  File "shutil.py", line 52, in copyfile
IOError: [Errno 28] No space left on device

My machine is an Acer Aspire 5100-3959 (Turion64 MK 2GHz). The following disk layout was used:

On first attempt, the disk layout is listed below (around 4.5GB for Linux).
/boot 64MB
/var 1GB
/usr 1GB
/home 500MB
/ 1GB
swap 500MB (I'm not sure)

On the second attemp, the partitioning tool sent a warning telling that the / filesystem should be 2GB or greater, so the disk layout is listed below:
/boot 128MB
/var 1GB
/usr 500MB
/home 200MB
/ 2GB
swap 320MB

description: updated
danbuntu (danattwood) wrote :

Theres a known issue with the second install problem.
Deleting and then recreating the / drive should allow the install to continue

So, my bug was marked as duplicate of many other bugs.

How much space do I need for /, /usr, /var to let Xubuntu install without an error? I want to use separate partitions.

Nanley Chery (nanoman) wrote :

Thanks for your report. I'm afraid that one of your partitions seems to be too small to complete an Ubuntu desktop installation successfully. Bug 48355 notes that the partitioner should have warned you about this. This is fixed in 6.06.1.

You need more than 2.5 GB-- 4gb to be safe.

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