The installer hangs forever at message "Saving installed packages" under certain conditions. Steps to reproduce:
- Start gparted, create GPT partition table and create big enough partitions as follows:
- /dev/sda1 formatted as ext4
- /dev/sda2 formatted as ext4
- Start Ubiquity
- Use default options until you reach "Installation Type"
- Choose "Something else"
- Choose usage of partitions and mount points as follows (do NOT format!)
-- /dev/sda1 on /
-- /dev/sda2 on /var
- Hit "Install now" (ignore the warning)
=> Installer will then hang forever. Last message it displays is: "Saving installed packages"
I have tried this with 14.04 live CDs (daily build) on a physical machine and VMs and it always shows this behaviour.
- You can avoid the problem, if you mark / or /var (or both) for formatting
- It only seems to happen with a separate /var partition. If only /usr is different, everything works as expected
- The problem did not exist in previous installers (before Ubuntu 11.10)
The reason why I do not want to format with Ubiquity is because I have pre-formatted my partitions with special parameters which I cannot set in Ubiquity.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: ubiquity 2.17.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.12.0-7.15-generic 3.12.4
Uname: Linux 3.12.0-7-generic x86_64
Date: Tue Dec 17 01:55:05 2013
LiveMediaBuild: Xubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha amd64 (20131216)
PATH=(custom, no user)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)