Fwd: [Lubuntu-admins] 15.04 - Installation Experience

Aere Greenway Aere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com
Tue Apr 28 19:26:44 UTC 2015

On 04/28/2015 01:10 PM, Nio Wiklund wrote:
> 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.
> -o-
> 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.

The pendrive (USB drive) was created with unetbootin on Lubuntu 14.04 
(current).  The version info (from Synaptic package manager) is: 
585-2ubuntu1.  I had 4000 megabytes of persistent space on it.

I originally tried creating the USB drive using


but the USB drive it created did not boot, so (given the large number of 
times I've been 'burned' by that application), I vowed never to use it 

If the problem occurs shutting down the live USB system, what package 
would it be against?

The problem appears to be easy to reproduce.

Simply create a bootable USB drive using unetbootin from an ubuntu 15.04 
ISO, then boot to it, and use it to install a system.  When shutting 
down the USB drive system, the problem will occur, and it will not boot 
after that.

In fact, when I mount the drive on my system after that, it is mounted 


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