Ubuntu Installation Crash

Simon Ives simon at simonives.com
Tue Jun 7 11:07:29 UTC 2011

Thanks for the advice Chris.

I re-ran the installation this afternoon but turned off the 'download
updates from the internet' option and the installation worked fine.


Please consider the environment
before printing this email or any

On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 6:17 PM, Chris Robinson <fabricator4 at yahoo.com>wrote:

> It seems (from the logs) that it wasn't able to correctly download the
> indexes for the repositories, so it may have been confused about what it was
> to delete.
> Also, I'm not sure installing over the top of a previous version is
> actually supported, even though it lets you install without formatting.
> I've had one failed install with the exact same results as you.  Someone
> else (on Ubuntu Forums) was able to do this fine, which was good because
> their /home was on the same partition as /.  Some people are born lucky.
> :-)  It's not guaranteed to work, and my feeling is that 11.04 as it is on
> the LiveCD is quite buggy.  None of my installs have worked properly until I
> managed to run the updates, and that goes for both Ubuntu 11.04 and Xubuntu
> 11.04 - The LiveCDs won't even work on one of my machines.
> I'd bet that if you do a proper clean install and format / then it will be
> fine.  If you get errors but the system is still working, run the updates
> and you should be fine.  The same thing goes if you can't start the desktop
> environment but can get a terminal to do the updates.
> Also, before you install from the LiveCD  you should check the MD5SUM as
> published.  Having the "LiveCD work flawlessly" is no guarantee that you got
> a good download or did a good burn, or that the installer will work
> correctly.  I generally check the MD5SUM of the downloaded ISO, and then
> burn it (if I'm doing so - USB installs are standard for me now) at the
> slowest rate, then check the burnt disk for errors.
> Chris.
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Simon Ives <simon at simonives.info>
> *To:* ubuntu-au at lists.ubuntu.com
> *Sent:* Tue, 7 June, 2011 10:03:30 AM
> *Subject:* Re: NetworkManager Applet 0.8 Icon
> Hi all.
> I'm having a little difficulty with a freshish install of Natty.  I'm
> attempting to install a fresh copy over two previous Ubuntu partitions - '/'
> and '/home'.  When the installation progress reaches the "Removing Packages"
> stage Ubiquity crashes and throws up a message asking me to file a bug on
> Launchpad.  The live CD seemingly works flawlessly.
> I've provided my Launchpad bug link below with the two logs requested but
> would appreciate any additional advice on resolving this issue.
> Launchpad bug <
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/793766>.
> Regards.
> Simon.
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