Installer crashes right before compleation

Asked by Jeff LePage on 2011-04-10

Hello,
I'm trying to install Ubuntu 10.10 64bit off a flash drive and the installer keeps crashing at the same place right at the tail end of the installation. The installer says that I should file a bug report then closes down.

Here's the last part of my my /var/log/syslog:

Apr 10 15:09:02 ubuntu python: log-output -t ubiquity chroot /target update-initramfs -c -k 2.6.35-22-generic
Apr 10 15:09:02 ubuntu python: log-output -t ubiquity umount /target/tmp/.X11-unix
Apr 10 15:09:02 ubuntu python: log-output -t ubiquity chroot /target umount /sys
Apr 10 15:09:02 ubuntu python: log-output -t ubiquity chroot /target umount /proc
Apr 10 15:09:02 ubuntu python: log-output -t ubiquity umount /target/dev
Apr 10 15:09:02 ubuntu python: log-output -t ubiquity mount --bind /proc /target/proc
Apr 10 15:09:02 ubuntu python: log-output -t ubiquity mount --bind /sys /target/sys
Apr 10 15:09:02 ubuntu python: log-output -t ubiquity mount --bind /dev /target/dev
Apr 10 15:09:02 ubuntu grub-installer: info: architecture: amd64/generic
Apr 10 15:09:02 ubuntu grub-installer: info: Identified partition label for /dev/sda2: msdos
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu grub-installer: dpkg: warning: ignoring request to remove grub which isn't installed.
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu grub-installer: dpkg: warning: ignoring request to remove grub-legacy which isn't installed.
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu grub-installer: dpkg: warning: ignoring request to remove grub-efi which isn't installed.
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu grub-installer: dpkg: warning: ignoring request to remove grub-efi-amd64 which isn't installed.
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu grub-installer: dpkg: warning: ignoring request to remove grub-efi-ia32 which isn't installed.
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu os-prober: debug: running /usr/lib/os-probes/50mounted-tests on /dev/sda1
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu ntfs-3g[19063]: Version 2010.8.8 external FUSE 28
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu ntfs-3g[19063]: Mounted /dev/sda1 (Read-Only, label "Windows", NTFS 3.1)
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu ntfs-3g[19063]: Cmdline options: ro
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu ntfs-3g[19063]: Mount options: ro,allow_other,nonempty,relatime,fsname=/dev/sda1,blkdev,blksize=4096
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu ntfs-3g[19063]: Ownership and permissions disabled, configuration type 1
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu 50mounted-tests: debug: mounted as ntfs-3g filesystem
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu 50mounted-tests: debug: running subtest /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/10freedos
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu 10freedos: debug: /dev/sda1 is not a FAT partition: exiting
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu 50mounted-tests: debug: running subtest /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/10qnx
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu 10qnx: debug: /dev/sda1 is not a QNX4 partition: exiting
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu 50mounted-tests: debug: running subtest /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/20macosx
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu macosx-prober: debug: /dev/sda1 is not an HFS+ partition: exiting
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu 50mounted-tests: debug: running subtest /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/20microsoft
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu 20microsoft: debug: /dev/sda1 is a NTFS partition
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu 20microsoft: result: /dev/sda1:Windows Vista (loader):Windows:chain
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu 50mounted-tests: debug: os found by subtest /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/20microsoft
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu ntfs-3g[19063]: Unmounting /dev/sda1 (Windows)
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu os-prober: debug: os detected by /usr/lib/os-probes/50mounted-tests
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu os-prober: debug: running /usr/lib/os-probes/50mounted-tests on /dev/sda3
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu 50mounted-tests: debug: /dev/sda3 is a swap partition; skipping
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu os-prober: debug: os detected by /usr/lib/os-probes/50mounted-tests
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu os-prober: debug: running /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/10freedos on mounted /dev/sdb1
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu 10freedos: debug: /dev/sdb1 is a FAT32 partition
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu ubiquity: ls: cannot access /casper-rw-backing
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu ubiquity: : No such file or directory
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu os-prober: debug: running /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/10qnx on mounted /dev/sdb1
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu 10qnx: debug: /dev/sdb1 is not a QNX4 partition: exiting
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu os-prober: debug: running /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/20macosx on mounted /dev/sdb1
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu macosx-prober: debug: /dev/sdb1 is not an HFS+ partition: exiting
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu os-prober: debug: running /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/20microsoft on mounted /dev/sdb1
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu 20microsoft: debug: /dev/sdb1 is a FAT32 partition
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu ubiquity: ls:
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu ubiquity: cannot access /casper-rw-backing
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu ubiquity: : No such file or directory
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu ubiquity: ls: cannot access /casper-rw-backing
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu ubiquity: : No such file or directory
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu ubiquity: ls:
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu ubiquity: cannot access /casper-rw-backing
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu ubiquity: : No such file or directory
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu ubiquity: ls: cannot access /casper-rw-backing
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu ubiquity: : No such file or directory
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu os-prober: debug: running /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/30utility on mounted /dev/sdb1
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu 30utility: debug: /dev/sdb1 is a FAT32 partition
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu ubiquity: ls: cannot access /casper-rw-backing
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu ubiquity: : No such file or directory
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu ubiquity: ls: cannot access /casper-rw-backing
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu ubiquity: : No such file or directory
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu os-prober: debug: running /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/40lsb on mounted /dev/sdb1
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu os-prober: debug: running /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/70hurd on mounted /dev/sdb1
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu os-prober: debug: running /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/80minix on mounted /dev/sdb1
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu os-prober: debug: running /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/90linux-distro on mounted /dev/sdb1
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu os-prober: debug: running /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/90solaris on mounted /dev/sdb1
Apr 10 15:09:04 ubuntu grub-installer: info: Installing grub on '/dev/sda'
Apr 10 15:09:05 ubuntu grub-installer: info: grub-install supports --no-floppy
Apr 10 15:09:05 ubuntu grub-installer: info: Running chroot /target grub-install --no-floppy --force "/dev/sda"
Apr 10 15:09:14 ubuntu grub-installer: Installation finished. No error reported.
Apr 10 15:09:14 ubuntu grub-installer: info: grub-install ran successfully
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu os-prober: debug: running /usr/lib/os-probes/50mounted-tests on /dev/sda1
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu ntfs-3g[19871]: Version 2010.8.8 external FUSE 28
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu ntfs-3g[19871]: Mounted /dev/sda1 (Read-Only, label "Windows", NTFS 3.1)
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu ntfs-3g[19871]: Cmdline options: ro
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu ntfs-3g[19871]: Mount options: ro,allow_other,nonempty,relatime,fsname=/dev/sda1,blkdev,blksize=4096
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu ntfs-3g[19871]: Ownership and permissions disabled, configuration type 1
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu 50mounted-tests: debug: mounted as ntfs-3g filesystem
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu 50mounted-tests: debug: running subtest /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/10freedos
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu 10freedos: debug: /dev/sda1 is not a FAT partition: exiting
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu 50mounted-tests: debug: running subtest /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/10qnx
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu 10qnx: debug: /dev/sda1 is not a QNX4 partition: exiting
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu 50mounted-tests: debug: running subtest /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/20macosx
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu macosx-prober: debug: /dev/sda1 is not an HFS+ partition: exiting
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu 50mounted-tests: debug: running subtest /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/20microsoft
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu 20microsoft: debug: /dev/sda1 is a NTFS partition
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu 20microsoft: result: /dev/sda1:Windows Vista (loader):Windows:chain
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu 50mounted-tests: debug: os found by subtest /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/20microsoft
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu ntfs-3g[19871]: Unmounting /dev/sda1 (Windows)
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu os-prober: debug: os detected by /usr/lib/os-probes/50mounted-tests
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu os-prober: debug: running /usr/lib/os-probes/50mounted-tests on /dev/sda3
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu 50mounted-tests: debug: /dev/sda3 is a swap partition; skipping
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu os-prober: debug: os detected by /usr/lib/os-probes/50mounted-tests
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu os-prober: debug: running /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/10freedos on mounted /dev/sdb1
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu 10freedos: debug: /dev/sdb1 is a FAT32 partition
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu os-prober: debug: running /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/10qnx on mounted /dev/sdb1
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu 10qnx: debug: /dev/sdb1 is not a QNX4 partition: exiting
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu os-prober: debug: running /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/20macosx on mounted /dev/sdb1
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu macosx-prober: debug: /dev/sdb1 is not an HFS+ partition: exiting
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu os-prober: debug: running /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/20microsoft on mounted /dev/sdb1
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu 20microsoft: debug: /dev/sdb1 is a FAT32 partition
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu os-prober: debug: running /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/30utility on mounted /dev/sdb1
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu 30utility: debug: /dev/sdb1 is a FAT32 partition
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu os-prober: debug: running /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/40lsb on mounted /dev/sdb1
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu os-prober: debug: running /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/70hurd on mounted /dev/sdb1
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu os-prober: debug: running /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/80minix on mounted /dev/sdb1
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu os-prober: debug: running /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/90linux-distro on mounted /dev/sdb1
Apr 10 15:09:25 ubuntu os-prober: debug: running /usr/lib/os-probes/mounted/90solaris on mounted /dev/sdb1
Apr 10 15:09:37 ubuntu python: log-output -t ubiquity umount -f /target/proc
Apr 10 15:09:37 ubuntu python: log-output -t ubiquity umount -f /target/sys
Apr 10 15:09:37 ubuntu python: log-output -t ubiquity umount -f /target/dev
Apr 10 15:09:37 ubuntu python: log-output -t ubiquity chroot /target mount -t proc proc /proc
Apr 10 15:09:37 ubuntu python: log-output -t ubiquity chroot /target mount -t sysfs sysfs /sys
Apr 10 15:09:37 ubuntu python: log-output -t ubiquity mount --bind /dev /target/dev
Apr 10 15:09:37 ubuntu python: Traceback (most recent call last):
Apr 10 15:09:37 ubuntu python: File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/install_misc.py", line 739, in do_install
Apr 10 15:09:37 ubuntu python: if not cache.commit(fetchprogress, installprogress):
Apr 10 15:09:37 ubuntu python: File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/apt/deprecation.py", line 98, in deprecated_function
Apr 10 15:09:37 ubuntu python: return func(*args, **kwds)
Apr 10 15:09:37 ubuntu python: File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/apt/cache.py", line 424, in commit
Apr 10 15:09:37 ubuntu python: res = self._fetch_archives(fetcher, pm)
Apr 10 15:09:37 ubuntu python: File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/apt/cache.py", line 271, in _fetch_archives
Apr 10 15:09:37 ubuntu python: raise LockFailedException("Failed to lock %s" % lockfile)
Apr 10 15:09:37 ubuntu python: LockFailedException: Failed to lock /target/var/cache/apt/archives/lock
Apr 10 15:09:37 ubuntu python:
Apr 10 15:09:37 ubuntu python: log-output -t ubiquity chroot /target umount /sys
Apr 10 15:09:37 ubuntu python: log-output -t ubiquity chroot /target umount /proc
Apr 10 15:09:37 ubuntu python: log-output -t ubiquity umount /target/dev
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu ubiquity: /usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/apt/deprecation.py:96: UserWarning: Deprecated parameter 'autoFix'
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu ubiquity: warnings.warn("Deprecated parameter %r" % key)
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu python: log-output -t ubiquity chroot /target mount -t proc proc /proc
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu python: log-output -t ubiquity chroot /target mount -t sysfs sysfs /sys
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu python: log-output -t ubiquity mount --bind /dev /target/dev
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu python: log-output -t ubiquity chroot /target umount /sys
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu python: log-output -t ubiquity chroot /target umount /proc
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu python: log-output -t ubiquity umount /target/dev
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu python: log-output -t ubiquity umount /target/cdrom
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu finish-install: Disabling CD in sources.list
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu python: Exception during installation:
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu python: Traceback (most recent call last):
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu python: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 1424, in <module>
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu python: install.run()
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu python: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 54, in wrapper
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu python: func(self)
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu python: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 187, in run
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu python: self.remove_extras()
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu python: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 1214, in remove_extras
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu python: self.do_remove(regular)
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu python: File "/usr/share/ubiquity/plugininstall.py", line 871, in do_remove
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu python: if not cache.commit(fetchprogress, installprogress):
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu python: File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/apt/deprecation.py", line 98, in deprecated_function
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu python: return func(*args, **kwds)
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu python: File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/apt/cache.py", line 424, in commit
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu python: res = self._fetch_archives(fetcher, pm)
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu python: File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/apt/cache.py", line 271, in _fetch_archives
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu python: raise LockFailedException("Failed to lock %s" % lockfile)
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu python: LockFailedException: Failed to lock /target/var/cache/apt/archives/lock
Apr 10 15:09:39 ubuntu python:
Apr 10 15:10:47 ubuntu gdm-binary[20387]: WARNING: Unable to find users: no seat-id found
Apr 10 15:10:47 ubuntu gdm-binary[20387]: WARNING: GdmDisplay: display lasted 0.084121 seconds
Apr 10 15:10:47 ubuntu acpid: client connected from 20404[0:0]
Apr 10 15:10:47 ubuntu acpid: 1 client rule loaded
Apr 10 15:10:48 ubuntu kernel: [ 611.471320] [drm] nouveau 0000:03:00.0: Allocating FIFO number 3
Apr 10 15:10:48 ubuntu kernel: [ 611.474060] [drm] nouveau 0000:03:00.0: nouveau_channel_alloc: initialised FIFO 3
Apr 10 15:10:48 ubuntu gdm-session-worker[20414]: GLib-GObject-CRITICAL: g_value_get_boolean: assertion `G_VALUE_HOLDS_BOOLEAN (value)' failed

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2011-04-10

Did you MD5 test the ISO you downloaded?

Jeff LePage (lepage-jr) said : #2

Yes I did, everything matches up.

Also, I am able to boot into it fine but I don't know if I want to get settled into a unclean install. There must be a reason why it was crashing.

Ok so does the installer install everything including grub?

Jeff LePage (lepage-jr) said : #4

Yeah grub seems to be fully installed and is able to boot both my windows vista partition and the ubuntu. Should I not worry about it? I just don't want to run into problems because of this down the road.

I'll guess at it being ok. Try booting and get fully updated. Unless you used the daily ISO, pretty much every package will need upgrading

delance (olivier-delance) said : #6

You should have at bottom of page a button to raise a bug. I think you really encountered a bug in Python installation script.

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