Feisty Herd 4 - Installer crashed

Bug #79029 reported by ischoegl on 2007-01-13
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

Tried installing feisty fawn herd2 (desktop version) on multi-boot system (Lenovo Thinkpad T60, with dapper and XP)

Manual partitioning: deleted partition and created reiserfs partition for root fs. When leaving gparted, installer tried mounting all other partitions, but had trouble with permissions (auto-mounting partitions gave errors). In next step, installer insisted on mount points for remaining partitions (/media/sda5 etc.). Step 7/advanced: selected (hd0,2) for boot loader location (primary swap partition, worked for dapper/edgy). Installation started and terminated at 74% (while 'copying files').

The installer terminated with the following output:

We're sorry; the installer crashed. Please file a new bug report at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+filebug (do not attach your details to any existing bug) and a developer will attend to the problem as soon as possible. To help the developers understand what went wrong, include the following detail in your bug report, and attach the files /var/log/syslog and /var/log/partman:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/bin/ubiquity", line 185, in ?
    main()
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/bin/ubiquity", line 180, in main
    install(args[0])
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/bin/ubiquity", line 56, in install
    ret = wizard.run()
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/frontend/gtkui.py", line 310, in run
    self.process_step()
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/frontend/gtkui.py", line 879, in process_step
    self.progress_loop()
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/frontend/gtkui.py", line 654, 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/install.py", line 1448, in ?
    install.run()
  File "/usr/share/ubiquity/install.py", line 306, in run
    self.copy_all()
  File "/usr/share/ubiquity/install.py", line 473, in copy_all
    os.mkdir(targetpath, mode)
OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied: '/target/var/backups'

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ischoegl (inch) on 2007-01-13
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j (robkidd1) wrote : Re: Feisty Herd2 - Installer crashed

Similar scenario to mine; I'm trying a dual boot for the first time.i have winXP 64 on there now; its taking 150GB out of 250 and its NTFS. the remaining 100GB was intended for ubuntu. Now i'm trying to install FeistyFawn. I've tried EdgyEft a couple times by restarting the computer with the image disc in the bootable drive but the screen turns black and white and just stops. Tonight, when i tried Feisty, the computer re-booted but i wasn't around to select any of the boot options, so the default one just booted from disk. So i tried to install from there and it failed on step 5 or 6. Seems like the installer should allow for another OS to be there...

Traceback:
File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/bin/ubiquity/", line 185, in ? main()
File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/bin/ubiquity/", line 180, in main install (args[0])
File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/bin/ubiquity/", line 56, in install ret=wizard.run
File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/frontend/gtkui.py", line 310, in run self.process_step()
File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/frontend/gtkui.py", line 867, in process_step self.process_autopartioning()
File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/frontend/gtkui.py", line 922, in process_autopartioning choice =self.get_autopartition_choice()[0]
File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/frontend/gtkui.py", line 1620, in get_autopartition_choice raise AssertionError, "No active autopartioning choice"
AssertionError:,No active autopartioning choice
END OF TRACEBACK
I hope i don't have to re-install the windows...
attaching syslog and partman logs

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j (robkidd1) wrote :
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Luka Renko (lure) wrote :

i (second reporter), you bug is different and is actually already reported as bug 78961. Initial report is however different bug (as the traceback from the crash is different).

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j (robkidd1) wrote :

Aha! Thank you very much, Luka. I will now follow 78961

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Vicente Ruiz (uve) wrote :

The same error on feisty herd4.

I finish downloading and running feisty herd4. When trying to install, ubiquity crashed. Later, I updated ubiquity (to version 1.3.22) and it crashed again. Also I have tried to update python (to the version 2.5-0ubuntu6), python2.5 (to the version 2.5-5ubuntu7) and python2.5-minimal (to the version 2.5-5ubuntu7), but it's continued crashing.

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/bin/ubiquity", line 201, in <module>
    main()
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/bin/ubiquity", line 198, in main
    install()
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/bin/ubiquity", line 56, in install
    ret = wizard.run()
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/frontend/gtkui.py", line 348, in run
    self.process_step()
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/frontend/gtkui.py", line 927, in process_step
    self.progress_loop()
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/frontend/gtkui.py", line 678, in progress_loop
    (ret, realtb))
RuntimeError: Install failed with exit code 1
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/ubiquity/install.py", line 1468, in <module>
    install.run()
  File "/usr/share/ubiquity/install.py", line 307, in run
    self.copy_all()
  File "/usr/share/ubiquity/install.py", line 481, in copy_all
    os.mknod(targetpath, stat.S_IFCHR | mode, st.st_rdev)
OSError: [Errno 17] File exists

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Vicente Ruiz (uve) wrote :
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Vicente Ruiz (uve) wrote :

I have been able to install it with ' ubiquity -- old-partitioner'

Changed in ubiquity:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
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Stephen Gornick (sgornick) wrote :

VRZ, I think your problem (Errno 17) might be a different problem from the (Errno 13) that this bug report was for. See bug# 89461 for more on the Errno 17 problem.

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Przemek K. (azrael) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. The version of Ubuntu that you were using has reached its End Of Life. Please test the latest Ubuntu version (9.10) and report a new bug if necessary.
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs

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