ubuntu 11.04 installation crashed

Bug #838452 reported by Andre47 on 2011-08-31
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I was installing Ubuntu 11.04 on my window XP desktop. The system has 2 disk drives. The first disk on which resides windows does not have sufficient space for Ubuntu but the slave disk 15GB is all free. I want to choose between either OS system at boot time but I guess this option on the Ubuntu main menu ignores the slave disk during the installation process.
 I don't know how to attach 2 files to this report. It only allows me to attach 1 file.

Andre47 (maflan) wrote :
Andre47 (maflan) wrote :

The second attachment was added.

tags: added: ubiquity-2.6.10
tags: added: natty
Sérgio Faria (sergio91pt) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Unfortunately, we cannot work on this bug because your description didn't include enough information. You may find it helpful to read "How to report bugs effectively" http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/bugs.html. We'd be grateful if you would then provide a more complete description of the problem.

By reading syslog it seems you ran out of space and thats why it crashed. Are you sure you're installing it on the "Slave" disk?
I think you need to select manual partitioning/advanced partitioning when installing to select another disk.

We have instructions on debugging some types of problems at http://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingProcedures

At a minimum, we need:
1. the specific steps or actions you took that caused you to encounter the problem,
2. the behavior you expected, and
3. the behavior you actually encountered (in as much detail as possible).

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Andre47 (maflan) wrote :

Thanks to Sérgio for his comments. Your were correct in assuming insufficient space on the master drive. I was able to resolve this problem by using the advanced partitioning option during the install. I put the boot folder "/boot" on a partition of the master disk and the root folder "/" on a partition of the slave disk. After that the install ran without any more problems and get the appropriate menu to select between windows or ubuntu at boot time.

Thanks a million. The case can be closed.

Sérgio Faria (sergio91pt) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better.
I'm marking this as a duplicate of bug 220961 "[MASTER] ubiquity crashes instead of notifying the user of not enough disk space".

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