installer crashed

Bug #96617 reported by volco on 2007-03-26
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

Unable to inastall GRUB

Executing grub.install ... failed

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 =
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/frontend/", line 305, in run
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/frontend/", line 856, in process_step
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/frontend/", 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/", line 1404, in ?
  File "/usr/share/ubiquity/", line 306, in run
  File "/usr/share/ubiquity/", line 475, in copy_all
    os.mknod(targetpath, stat.S_IFCHR | mode, st.st_rdev)
OSError: [Errno 17] File exists

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Thanks for your report. At present, you must reformat system partitions (e.g. /, /boot, /usr, or /var) during installation; the partitioner probably failed to warn you about this as a side-effect of bug 67130.

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