failed amd64 desktop install

Bug #980276 reported by Jamie Strandboge on 2012-04-12
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Using today's image and using usb-creator to burn the image on a USB, I booted into the installer and choose to 'Try Ubuntu'. This booted me to a usable desktop. I then installed from within the live cd, choose to format the whole disk, with an encrypted home and selected 'install updates' and 'install 3rd party packages'. I got close to the end of the install and it failed, generating this report.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: ubiquity 2.10.10
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-23.36-generic 3.2.14
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.314
Date: Thu Apr 12 15:41:20 2012
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Beta amd64 (20120412)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Jamie Strandboge (jdstrand) wrote :
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

Exception during installation:
Apr 12 20:41:01 ubuntu Traceback (most recent call last):
Apr 12 20:41:01 ubuntu File "/usr/share/ubiquity/", line 1720, in <module>
Apr 12 20:41:01 ubuntu
Apr 12 20:41:01 ubuntu File "/usr/share/ubiquity/", line 57, in wrapper
Apr 12 20:41:01 ubuntu self.cleanup()
Apr 12 20:41:01 ubuntu File "/usr/share/ubiquity/", line 1701, in cleanup
Apr 12 20:41:01 ubuntu misc.execute('umount', os.path.join(, 'cdrom'))
Apr 12 20:41:01 ubuntu File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/", line 506, in execute
Apr 12 20:41:01 ubuntu status =
Apr 12 20:41:01 ubuntu File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 493, in call
Apr 12 20:41:01 ubuntu return Popen(*popenargs, **kwargs).wait()
Apr 12 20:41:01 ubuntu File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 679, in __init__
Apr 12 20:41:01 ubuntu errread, errwrite)
Apr 12 20:41:01 ubuntu File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 1143, in _execute_child
Apr 12 20:41:01 ubuntu = os.fork()
Apr 12 20:41:01 ubuntu OSError: [Errno 12] Cannot allocate memory
Apr 12 20:41:01 ubuntu

tags: added: ubiquity-2.10.10
tags: added: installer-crash
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 979350, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Please continue to report any other bugs you may find.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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