[Bug 1051400] Re: Installing over old installation crashes installer

axion 1051400 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sat Sep 15 20:54:21 UTC 2012

The crash happens after the manual part of the installation. The
installer text is: Creating user....

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  Installing over old installation crashes installer

Status in “ubiquity” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  I installed ubuntu over a previously existing system, this happened
  from the first alpha I tried, and every live-(daily)disk beta/alpha
  version afterward.

  To replicate:

  1 Install ubuntu on a system  ( in my case I used btrfs as the filesystem, and separate home and root partitions )
  2 install ubuntu on the same system, but now do not format the partitions.
  2a have a nice crash.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
  Package: ubiquity 2.11.33
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-14.19-generic 3.5.3
  Uname: Linux 3.5.0-14-generic i686
  ApportVersion: 2.5.1-0ubuntu7
  Architecture: i386
  CasperVersion: 1.323
  Date: Sat Sep 15 22:01:16 2012
  InstallCmdLine: noprompt cdrom-detect/try-usb=true file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash -- maybe-ubiquity
  LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha i386 (20120915)
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  SourcePackage: ubiquity
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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