Fwd: [Lubuntu-admins] 15.04 - Installation Experience

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 19:10:40 UTC 2015

Den 2015-04-28 20:41, Aere Greenway skrev:
> On 04/26/2015 11:28 PM, Nio Wiklund wrote:
>> What happens if you do the same procedure with another USB pendrive?
>> In other words, could it be caused by a defect of the pendrive?
> I put Ubuntu 15.04 (Unity desktop, AMD64) on a different USB drive, and
> didn't install any additional packages on that USB drive.
> Using that USB drive, I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on one of my machines. 
> The installation went fine, and after the USB drive was removed (after
> powering-down - more about that later), the installed system booted and
> ran, and that newly-installed partition became the one booted by default
> (indicating the bootloader was installed in the new partition).
> After installing the system from my USB drive (it indicated I should
> reboot to use the new system), in the process of shutting down, a large
> number of error messages appeared, indicating it was having problems
> writing to the (sdb1) USB drive.
> When I next tried to boot from that USB drive, it indicated some sort of
> problem (I should have written it down), and left me running in a
> console shell mode of some sort.

This is interesting :-)

- Was the system transferred to the pendrive with Unetbootin? Did you
activate persistence? Why should things be written to sdb1 (unless we
are talking about writing the files for persistence for example log
files, .bash_history etc).

- What would happen with a system transferred with the Startup Disk
Creator alias usb-creator-gtk (maybe with and without persistence)?

- What would happen for you with a system transferred with mkusb? (maybe
with and without persistence (using a casper-rw partition in another
drive)). This is what I have been using while isotesting Vivid without
finding any problems with overwritten or otherwise damaged systems in
the pendrive.


I think you have found a bug. If you tell us also the version of
Unetbootin(?), Lubuntu Vivid desktop or Lubuntu Vivid alternate? 32-bit
or 64-bit? Maybe we need some other critical data too. Then we can
repeat your test-case.

Best regards

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