Error while Installing in VirtualBox

Bug #977390 reported by Klas Karlsson on 2012-04-09
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Installing 12.04 LTS Beta 2 on Oracle VM VirtualBox on a Windows 7 computer.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: ubiquity 2.10.4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-20.33-generic 3.2.12
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-20-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.95-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.312
Date: Mon Apr 9 19:47:44 2012
InstallCmdLine: file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash -- maybe-ubiquity
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta amd64 (20120328)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Klas Karlsson (klaskarlsson) wrote :

Exception during installation:
Apr 9 17:46:53 ubuntu Traceback (most recent call last):
Apr 9 17:46:53 ubuntu File "/usr/share/ubiquity/", line 1720, in <module>
Apr 9 17:46:53 ubuntu
Apr 9 17:46:53 ubuntu File "/usr/share/ubiquity/", line 57, in wrapper
Apr 9 17:46:53 ubuntu self.cleanup()
Apr 9 17:46:53 ubuntu File "/usr/share/ubiquity/", line 1701, in cleanup
Apr 9 17:46:53 ubuntu misc.execute('umount', os.path.join(, 'cdrom'))
Apr 9 17:46:53 ubuntu File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/", line 504, in execute
Apr 9 17:46:53 ubuntu status =
Apr 9 17:46:53 ubuntu File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 493, in call
Apr 9 17:46:53 ubuntu return Popen(*popenargs, **kwargs).wait()
Apr 9 17:46:53 ubuntu File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 679, in __init__
Apr 9 17:46:53 ubuntu errread, errwrite)
Apr 9 17:46:53 ubuntu File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 1143, in _execute_child
Apr 9 17:46:53 ubuntu = os.fork()
Apr 9 17:46:53 ubuntu OSError: [Errno 12] Cannot allocate memory
Apr 9 17:46:53 ubuntu

tags: added: installer-crash

You seem to have run out of memory when downloading and installing updates, but it looks like you allocated about a gig of ram to the virtual machine ... which should have worked.

kroq-gar78 (kroq-gar78) on 2012-04-09
summary: - Installing in VirtualBox
+ Error while Installing in VirtualBox
Simon Quigley (tsimonq2) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. We are sorry that we do not always have the capacity to look at all reported bugs in a timely manner. There have been many changes in Ubuntu since that time you reported the bug and your problem may have been fixed with some of the updates. It would help us a lot if you could test it on a currently supported Ubuntu version. When you test it and it is still an issue, kindly upload the updated logs by running only once:
apport-collect 977390

and any other logs that are relevant for this particular issue.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for ubiquity (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

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