Ubuntu (re)install crashed - didn't reformat partition

Bug #89115 reported by Scott on 2007-03-02
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

I'm re-installing because I can't get past my login screen (I can login just fine from command line) But my /home directory got corrupted by my WinXPs writing to it.... lots of aggravation, so I'm starting over. First attempt I hit the "no root file system" . Edited the validation.py file to 'pass' if no root.... Installed again.

Re-install. 4 drives- 1-2 Raid-1 (used for System)
Part 1 - Winxp (/media/winxp)
Part 2 - ubuntu (/)
Part 3 - swap
drive 3 - /home
drive 4 - /backup

All are SATA.

It seems the installer code was not expecting my old files to be there.....

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 475, in copy_all
    os.mknod(targetpath, stat.S_IFCHR | mode, st.st_rdev)
OSError: [Errno 17] File exists

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Looks like you didn't mark / for formatting. Your attempt to fix the validation bug broke it further such that you didn't get warned about this. See bug 67130.

Scott (sroberson) wrote :

Yes, I just re-installed while clicking the format button.


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