** CRITICAL **: unable to create '/root/.cache/dconf'

Bug #959251 reported by Fabio Marconi on 2012-03-19
This bug affects 9 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

** CRITICAL **: unable to create '/root/.cache/dconf'

Testing an installation of today's build amd64 from an usb key with persistence.
Everythings go well till the slides appear, then after some times I note that the progress bar was again at the same point showing the same written

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04 and Xubuntu 12.04
Package: ubiquity 2.9.29
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-19.30-generic 3.2.11
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-19-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.94.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64 and i386
CasperVersion: 1.311
Date: Mon Mar 19 13:44:08 2012
InstallCmdLine: noprompt cdrom-detect/try-usb=true persistent file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash -- maybe-ubiquity
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha amd64 (20120319)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :
description: updated
summary: - hang on system settings
+ hang on system settings ** CRITICAL **: unable to create
+ '/root/.cache/dconf'
description: updated
description: updated
summary: - hang on system settings ** CRITICAL **: unable to create
- '/root/.cache/dconf'
+ ** CRITICAL **: unable to create '/root/.cache/dconf'
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
description: updated
Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

today's syslog

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :


Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

fixed in 20120321 build
Ubuntu Bug Squad volunteer triager

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
description: updated
Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

hello Marco
this bug was fixed, so it can depend on other, so please try again from a live session, and when the installer hang again, open a terminal and type ubuntu-bug ubiquity
Ubuntu Bug Squad volunteer triager

LAZA (laza74) wrote :

Installing my second machine, i got this message in terminal - installation proceeds.

Xubuntu 12.04

karl anliot (kanliot) wrote :

someone in the help channel just reported this happening on his livecd CD

Serhiy Kuznyetsov (serhiy-k) wrote :

From http://forum.ubuntu-fr.org/viewtopic.php?id=914271 .
 It does help, when you first boot as live CD and then remove ubiquity-slideshow-(xubuntu) packadge. you can do it from live session bu opening terminal and typing there: sudo apt-get remove ubiquity-slideshow-xubuntu. Instead of "xubuntu" use your distro name.

I did this on Lubuntu 12.04 and then started the installation from desktop icon and this time it went smoothly.

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