Xubuntu Installer crashed at 78%

Bug #83459 reported by Jordi on 2007-02-05
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

The xubuntu version is 6.10 Edgy Eft.
I select the English language, using Spanih keyboard (catalan variant).
I use 6 partitions:
     - /dev/hdc1 (ext3) => /
     - /dev/hdc5 (reiserfs) => /usr/local
     - /dev/hdc6 (reiserfs) => /home
     - /dev/hdc7 (reiserfs) => /var
     - /dev/hdc5 (ext2) => /tmp
     - /dev/hdc9 (swap) => swap

The computer is a K6-3 400MHz, in a motherboard Iwill XA-100+ with 256MB of RAM and a Ati Radeon 9200 graphics card.
When I am at 78% of installing, I receive a crash message, with following details:

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_st
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/frontend/gtkui.py", line 628, in progress_l
    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 479, in copy_all
    os.mknod(targetpath, stat.S_IFIFO | mode)
OSError: [Errno 17] File existS

Thanks for your help!!

Jordi (j-montor) wrote :

The partman and syslog files

Jordi (j-montor) wrote :

At last, after several tries, I got the xubuntu installed.
I think that the problem appears when the partitions for /home, /var or /usr/local aren't formatted again (I suppose that they contain some data that probably cannot be overwritten).
This time, I have reformatted all linux partitions and I have got my system installed.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Thanks for your report. This is another consequence of the validation breakage documented in bug 67130. Indeed, you must format /var and /usr/local (but not necessarily /home).

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