Activity log for bug #1615363

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2016-08-21 11:11:39 mnader bug added bug
2016-08-21 11:11:39 mnader attachment added Screenshot of corrupted MATE login screen https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1615363/+attachment/4724987/+files/mate-corrupted-graphics.png
2016-08-21 11:14:40 mnader summary Installing with no swap partition results in corrupted system, despite having high RAM (Virtualbox) Installing with no swap partition results in corrupted system, despite having high RAM
2016-08-21 11:14:56 mnader description Image: ubuntu-mate-16.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso DISCLAIMER: I did this in a Virtualbox VM (5.1.2, and then tried 5.1.4). I am not able to test this natively, due to lack of appropriate hardware, but I don't think it matters that it's in a VM. Reproduction steps: (to make the process faster, I recommend you disconnect the network) -Start the installer, and select "Install Ubuntu MATE". Go through default options, except when specified. -At the Installation Type step (partition dialog), select Something Else -Configure a single partition table with a single primary/logical partition mounted on root (ie the default settings), then select Install Now. Accept the warning saying you have not selected any swap space. Write the changes to disk, and proceed. -When installation has completed, reboot the system as instructed -When the system boots, you will get completely corrupted (see attachment mate-corrupted-graphics.png) Observations: -If I install and use the default partitioning scheme ("Erase disk and install Ubuntu MATE"), which does contain a swap partition, then the OS boots just fine -If I select "Try Ubuntu MATE" during install, I get a working, high-res desktop Image: ubuntu-mate-16.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso DISCLAIMER: I did this in a Virtualbox VM (5.1.2, and then tried 5.1.4) with 2GB of RAM. I am not able to test this natively, due to lack of appropriate hardware, but I don't think it matters that it's in a VM. Reproduction steps: (to make the process faster, I recommend you disconnect the network) -Start the installer, and select "Install Ubuntu MATE". Go through default options, except when specified. -At the Installation Type step (partition dialog), select Something Else -Configure a single partition table with a single primary/logical partition mounted on root (ie the default settings), then select Install Now. Accept the warning saying you have not selected any swap space. Write the changes to disk, and proceed. -When installation has completed, reboot the system as instructed -When the system boots, you will get completely corrupted (see attachment mate-corrupted-graphics.png) Observations: -If I install and use the default partitioning scheme ("Erase disk and install Ubuntu MATE"), which does contain a swap partition, then the OS boots just fine -If I select "Try Ubuntu MATE" during install, I get a working, high-res desktop
2016-08-21 11:16:43 mnader description Image: ubuntu-mate-16.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso DISCLAIMER: I did this in a Virtualbox VM (5.1.2, and then tried 5.1.4) with 2GB of RAM. I am not able to test this natively, due to lack of appropriate hardware, but I don't think it matters that it's in a VM. Reproduction steps: (to make the process faster, I recommend you disconnect the network) -Start the installer, and select "Install Ubuntu MATE". Go through default options, except when specified. -At the Installation Type step (partition dialog), select Something Else -Configure a single partition table with a single primary/logical partition mounted on root (ie the default settings), then select Install Now. Accept the warning saying you have not selected any swap space. Write the changes to disk, and proceed. -When installation has completed, reboot the system as instructed -When the system boots, you will get completely corrupted (see attachment mate-corrupted-graphics.png) Observations: -If I install and use the default partitioning scheme ("Erase disk and install Ubuntu MATE"), which does contain a swap partition, then the OS boots just fine -If I select "Try Ubuntu MATE" during install, I get a working, high-res desktop Image: ubuntu-mate-16.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso DISCLAIMER: I did this in a Virtualbox VM (5.1.2, and then tried 5.1.4) with 2GB of RAM. I am not able to test this natively, due to lack of appropriate hardware, but I don't think it matters that it's in a VM. Reproduction steps: 1) Create a VirtualBox VM with standard options. Change RAM to 2GB. Set network cable to unplugged (doesn't affect reproduction, but will make the process faster) 2) Start the installer, and select "Install Ubuntu MATE". Go through default options, except when specified. 3) At the Installation Type step (partition dialog), select Something Else 4) Configure a single partition table with a single primary/logical partition mounted on root (ie the default settings), then select Install Now. Accept the warning saying you have not selected any swap space. Write the changes to disk, and proceed. 5) When installation has completed, reboot the system as instructed 6) When the system boots, you will get completely corrupted (see attachment mate-corrupted-graphics.png) Observations: -If I install and use the default partitioning scheme ("Erase disk and install Ubuntu MATE"), which does contain a swap partition, then the OS boots just fine -If I select "Try Ubuntu MATE" during install, I get a working, high-res desktop
2016-08-21 11:18:08 mnader description Image: ubuntu-mate-16.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso DISCLAIMER: I did this in a Virtualbox VM (5.1.2, and then tried 5.1.4) with 2GB of RAM. I am not able to test this natively, due to lack of appropriate hardware, but I don't think it matters that it's in a VM. Reproduction steps: 1) Create a VirtualBox VM with standard options. Change RAM to 2GB. Set network cable to unplugged (doesn't affect reproduction, but will make the process faster) 2) Start the installer, and select "Install Ubuntu MATE". Go through default options, except when specified. 3) At the Installation Type step (partition dialog), select Something Else 4) Configure a single partition table with a single primary/logical partition mounted on root (ie the default settings), then select Install Now. Accept the warning saying you have not selected any swap space. Write the changes to disk, and proceed. 5) When installation has completed, reboot the system as instructed 6) When the system boots, you will get completely corrupted (see attachment mate-corrupted-graphics.png) Observations: -If I install and use the default partitioning scheme ("Erase disk and install Ubuntu MATE"), which does contain a swap partition, then the OS boots just fine -If I select "Try Ubuntu MATE" during install, I get a working, high-res desktop Image: ubuntu-mate-16.04.1-desktop-amd64.iso DISCLAIMER: I did this in a Virtualbox VM (5.1.2, and then tried 5.1.4) with 2GB of RAM running on a Windows 8.1 64-bit host. I am not able to test this natively, due to lack of appropriate hardware, but I don't think it matters that it's in a VM. Reproduction steps: 1) Create a VirtualBox VM with standard options. Change RAM to 2GB. Set network cable to unplugged (doesn't affect reproduction, but will make the process faster) 2) Start the installer, and select "Install Ubuntu MATE". Go through default options, except when specified. 3) At the Installation Type step (partition dialog), select Something Else 4) Configure a single partition table with a single primary/logical partition mounted on root (ie the default settings), then select Install Now. Accept the warning saying you have not selected any swap space. Write the changes to disk, and proceed. 5) When installation has completed, reboot the system as instructed 6) When the system boots, you will get completely corrupted (see attachment mate-corrupted-graphics.png) Observations: -If I install and use the default partitioning scheme ("Erase disk and install Ubuntu MATE"), which does contain a swap partition, then the OS boots just fine -If I select "Try Ubuntu MATE" during install, I get a working, high-res desktop
2016-08-21 11:24:05 Etienne Papegnies attachment added Untitled.png https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mate/+bug/1615363/+attachment/4724988/+files/Untitled.png
2016-08-21 11:25:18 Etienne Papegnies bug added subscriber Etienne Papegnies
2016-08-21 11:29:50 Ekrem Koç bug added subscriber Ekrem Koç
2016-08-21 11:29:55 Ekrem Koç removed subscriber Ekrem Koç
2016-08-21 12:15:40 Mario Figueiredo bug added subscriber Mario Figueiredo
2016-08-22 08:11:41 Martin Wimpress bug task added virtualbox (Ubuntu)
2016-08-22 08:11:48 Martin Wimpress bug task deleted ubuntu-mate
2016-08-28 10:32:56 Launchpad Janitor virtualbox (Ubuntu): status New Confirmed
2016-08-28 10:33:05 Gianfranco Costamagna virtualbox (Ubuntu): importance Undecided High
2016-08-28 11:02:30 Ubuntu QA Website tags iso-testing