12.04 installer crashes at manual partitioning

Ryan Gauger rtgkid at gmail.com
Sun Jul 29 17:09:08 UTC 2012



On Jul 29, 2012, at 1:14 AM, Nigel Ridley <nigel at prayingforisrael.net> wrote:

> On 07/29/2012 04:42 AM, Lutz Ostkamp wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I am trying to install Kubuntu 12.04 on my desktop. I have set up an
>> encrypted LVM with a root, swap, and separate home partition + an
>> unencrypted /boot, and I have manually formatted them.
>> 
>> When I start the installer, I get to manual partitioning, where I want
>> to set mount points etc. When I set the settings for a partition in the
>> popup window and then click OK, the installer quits and I get back to
>> the live dekstop, without an error message. (like described here:
>> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/base-installer/+bug/572622)
>> 
>> This usually happens on the second partition I set up, the first works
>> fine. It is not tied to a specific partition, because I have tried
>> different orders.
>> 
>> Workarounds described here did not work:
>> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1870357
>> 
>> Now, is this a known problem, and are there any workarounds? I remember
>> having the same problem when I installed 11.10 on my laptop, but I got
>> it to work after a few attempts there.
>> 
>> Using the alternate CD is not really an option at the moment, because I
>> have wiped my PC, and I can't burn another CD (unless you can burn one
>> from the live system with only one CD drive?).
>> 
>> Any help is appreciated!
>> 
>> greets,
>> Lutz
>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
> Never tried it myself with a Live CD but you could, if the software exists on the Live CD, create a bootable thumbdrive (like folks have to do for mini-laptops that don't have a CD drive).
> 
> Nigel
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I usually install using a live CD, but if installation fails or won't continue, as Lutz said, I try a USB, which always works (and has never failed when using USB).

---Ryan


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