[Bug 1044668] Re: ubi-partman crashed with eit code 141
melchiaros at aol.com
Sat Sep 1 11:37:00 UTC 2012
** Changed in: ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Status: New => Confirmed
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ubi-partman crashed with eit code 141
Status in “ubiquity” package in Ubuntu:
This is a fresh install using x86_64 nightly from 20120831 on a new Ivy Bridge laptop with 1TB HD partitioned before the install as
Model: ATA TOSHIBA MQ01ABD1 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 1000GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: msdos
Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 32.3kB 41.1MB 41.1MB primary fat16 diag
2 41.9MB 21.3GB 21.3GB primary ntfs boot
3 21.3GB 126GB 105GB primary ntfs
4 126GB 1000GB 874GB extended
I get past the "preparing to install Ubuntu" page but after 5-10 seconds I get a "ubi-partman crashed dailog" with the error "ubi=partman failed with exit code 141"
The "try again" button gets the same error. I am unable to get further in the installation.
There are a number of other reports of this for older Ubuntu releases
but as this was reproduced on the 12.10 nightly I thought it deserved
a new bug. It is 100% reproducible
I am a developer and happy to try patches or collect more debug info.
My basic analysis:
* ubi-partman failing with 141 is SIGPIPE
* The python traceback in /var/log/syslog suggests /var/lib/partman/outfifo (FIFO to parted_server) could not be opened. outfile is a zero length file afterwards, but does seem to be a FIFO as the installer is running. I tried a time.sleep(1) before outfile was opened but it did not help.
* The parted_server log in /var/log/partman suggests that parted_server did service requests via the FIFOs and was then asked to QUIT (but that might be a reaction to an earlier failure).
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: ubiquity 2.11.25 [modified: lib/partman/automatically_partition/question]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-13.14-generic 3.5.3
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-13-generic x86_64
Date: Sat Sep 1 09:05:23 2012
InstallCmdLine: file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash -- nomodeset keyboard-configuration/layoutcode=gb
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha amd64 (20120831)
PATH=(custom, no user)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
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