Setup of Ubuntu 11.04 fails

Bug #795824 reported by pauloeojeda on 2011-06-11
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

During setup,at one of the latest stages,it displays a messagebox telling that the installer has failed. I attached one of the files it asked me to submit. The other,I'll try to submit later because I don't see the option to submit another one.
This error actually happens to me for the second time. I didn't pay too much attention to it because when I restart the pc and boot ubuntu,I fund that the system actually works perfectly. So much that I used ubuntu as my unique os. No dual boot. No other 2nd os in any other disk. Right now, I'm downloading the updates for ubuntu.
The first time,I installed it from a pendrive. This time,I did it from a DVD.
Some info about my system:
- Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3L mobo
- Intel E7300 processor
- 3GB of ram
- GPT hard disk set up as:
    - /dev/sda1 of 200MiB mounted at /boot
    - /dev/sda2 of 25GiB mounted at /
    - 5 more partitions for random data,without fixed mount point.
- Nvidia 8500GT videocard

PS: sorry for any typo mistake. I'm argentinian.

pauloeojeda (pauloeojeda) wrote :
pauloeojeda (pauloeojeda) wrote :
pauloeojeda (pauloeojeda) wrote :

Again happened to me. This time using just the i386 cd image on a pen for the install. As a curiosity, using unity I noticed the first icon in the left sidebar says "Install RELEASE",and when I clic on it,it launches the ubuntu installer. Looks like it made some kind of "installation disk" with my HDD,instead of a regular install specific for my system.

pauloeojeda (pauloeojeda) wrote :
summary: - Setup of Ubuntu 11.04 x86 from DVD image fails
+ Setup of Ubuntu 11.04 x86 fails
tags: added: i386

The same happened with amd64 image of Ubuntu. Now I moved to openSUSE 11.4 and didn't get any errors, so the problem could be only with the ubuntu installation. I'll attach the logs for this last setup,but don't expect too much feedback since I didn't received it from you neither, and had to move to a more stable OS.

pauloeojeda (pauloeojeda) wrote :
pauloeojeda (pauloeojeda) wrote :
tags: added: amd64 fail installation setup x64 x86
summary: - Setup of Ubuntu 11.04 x86 fails
+ Setup of Ubuntu 11.04 fails
pauloeojeda (pauloeojeda) wrote :

Browsing deeper in here, I found 2 bugs reports that may be related: #787315 and #784406

pauloeojeda (pauloeojeda) wrote :

Hey, I think I found a walkaround...Remembering suse install, it installed grub2 on the /boot partition boot record, rather than on the master boot record, so I decided to try it also on ubuntu x64 and finally could install it without any errors...:D
Additional info:
- The master boot record is a regular msdos one, rather than a grub one used as proposed by ubuntu installer.
- I disconnected from the internet to do a faster setup (and to have the chance to select the faster repository for not to be half day downloading packages using less than a half of my bandwidth).
Nothing else different I may remember...Any question just ask...;)

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → pauloeojeda (pauloeojeda)
assignee: pauloeojeda (pauloeojeda) → nobody
tags: added: ubiquity-2.6.10
tags: added: natty

Exception during installation:
Jun 11 03:39:49 ubuntu plugininstall.py: Traceback (most recent call last):
Jun 11 03:39:49 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 1547, in <module>
Jun 11 03:39:49 ubuntu plugininstall.py: install.run()
Jun 11 03:39:49 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 56, in wrapper
Jun 11 03:39:49 ubuntu plugininstall.py: func(self)
Jun 11 03:39:49 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 208, in run
Jun 11 03:39:49 ubuntu plugininstall.py: self.remove_extras()
Jun 11 03:39:49 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 1303, in remove_extras
Jun 11 03:39:49 ubuntu plugininstall.py: self.do_remove(regular)
Jun 11 03:39:49 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 923, in do_remove
Jun 11 03:39:49 ubuntu plugininstall.py: if not cache.commit(fetchprogress, installprogress):
Jun 11 03:39:49 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/apt/deprecation.py", line 98, in deprecated_function
Jun 11 03:39:49 ubuntu plugininstall.py: return func(*args, **kwds)
Jun 11 03:39:49 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/apt/cache.py", line 433, in commit
Jun 11 03:39:49 ubuntu plugininstall.py: res = self._fetch_archives(fetcher, pm)
Jun 11 03:39:49 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/apt/cache.py", line 279, in _fetch_archives
Jun 11 03:39:49 ubuntu plugininstall.py: raise LockFailedException("Failed to lock %s" % lockfile)
Jun 11 03:39:49 ubuntu plugininstall.py: LockFailedException: Failed to lock /target/var/cache/apt/archives/lock
Jun 11 03:39:49 ubuntu plugininstall.py:

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

Exception during installation:
Jun 12 23:22:11 ubuntu plugininstall.py: Traceback (most recent call last):
Jun 12 23:22:11 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 1547, in <module>
Jun 12 23:22:11 ubuntu plugininstall.py: install.run()
Jun 12 23:22:11 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 56, in wrapper
Jun 12 23:22:11 ubuntu plugininstall.py: func(self)
Jun 12 23:22:11 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 208, in run
Jun 12 23:22:11 ubuntu plugininstall.py: self.remove_extras()
Jun 12 23:22:11 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 1303, in remove_extras
Jun 12 23:22:11 ubuntu plugininstall.py: self.do_remove(regular)
Jun 12 23:22:11 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 923, in do_remove
Jun 12 23:22:11 ubuntu plugininstall.py: if not cache.commit(fetchprogress, installprogress):
Jun 12 23:22:11 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/apt/deprecation.py", line 98, in deprecated_function
Jun 12 23:22:11 ubuntu plugininstall.py: return func(*args, **kwds)
Jun 12 23:22:11 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/apt/cache.py", line 433, in commit
Jun 12 23:22:11 ubuntu plugininstall.py: res = self._fetch_archives(fetcher, pm)
Jun 12 23:22:11 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/apt/cache.py", line 279, in _fetch_archives
Jun 12 23:22:11 ubuntu plugininstall.py: raise LockFailedException("Failed to lock %s" % lockfile)
Jun 12 23:22:11 ubuntu plugininstall.py: LockFailedException: Failed to lock /target/var/cache/apt/archives/lock
Jun 12 23:22:11 ubuntu plugininstall.py:

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Exception during installation:
Jun 24 15:44:25 ubuntu plugininstall.py: Traceback (most recent call last):
Jun 24 15:44:25 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 1547, in <module>
Jun 24 15:44:25 ubuntu plugininstall.py: install.run()
Jun 24 15:44:25 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 56, in wrapper
Jun 24 15:44:25 ubuntu plugininstall.py: func(self)
Jun 24 15:44:25 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 208, in run
Jun 24 15:44:25 ubuntu plugininstall.py: self.remove_extras()
Jun 24 15:44:25 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 1303, in remove_extras
Jun 24 15:44:25 ubuntu plugininstall.py: self.do_remove(regular)
Jun 24 15:44:25 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 923, in do_remove
Jun 24 15:44:25 ubuntu plugininstall.py: if not cache.commit(fetchprogress, installprogress):
Jun 24 15:44:25 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/apt/deprecation.py", line 98, in deprecated_function
Jun 24 15:44:25 ubuntu plugininstall.py: return func(*args, **kwds)
Jun 24 15:44:25 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/apt/cache.py", line 433, in commit
Jun 24 15:44:25 ubuntu plugininstall.py: res = self._fetch_archives(fetcher, pm)
Jun 24 15:44:25 ubuntu plugininstall.py: File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/apt/cache.py", line 279, in _fetch_archives
Jun 24 15:44:25 ubuntu plugininstall.py: raise LockFailedException("Failed to lock %s" % lockfile)
Jun 24 15:44:25 ubuntu plugininstall.py: LockFailedException: Failed to lock /target/var/cache/apt/archives/lock
Jun 24 15:44:25 ubuntu plugininstall.py:

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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