[ubuntu-studio-users] 2020.10 installation failure

Glenn Holmer cenbe at kolabnow.com
Fri Oct 30 19:09:18 UTC 2020

On 10/30/20 12:30 PM, Erich Eickmeyer wrote:
> On 10/30/2020 9:46 AM, Glenn Holmer wrote:
>> On 10/30/20 9:56 AM, Erich Eickmeyer wrote:
>>> On 10/30/2020 7:44 AM, Glenn Holmer wrote:
>>>> I'm trying to install 2020.10 on my laptop, but it fails (see attached
>>>> screenshot). How can I recover?
>>> I ran into this once with an incomplete .iso file, but it can also mean
>>> you have a separate /boot partition that is full. Redownload and try
>>> again.
>> Downloaded again, sha256sum matches. I do indeed use a separate boot
>> partition, but at the point of failure it shows 120M used, 117M free.
>> /boot/efi is mounted on a different partition of 512M.
> That confirms it's your boot partition, which is WAY too small. I never
> have a separate boot partition that is less then 1024M (1G) for this
> very reason. If you can't spare an extra 1G, then you probably shouldn't
> be running Ubuntu Studio since it requires, at minimum, 16GB, and that's
> just for the installation. To do anything productive you should have at
> least 512GB total.

Strongly disagree. There are several other Linux distros on this laptop, 
all of which use 256M boot partitions (and I do the same on other 
machines). The Ubuntu Studio root partition is 16G, but I put all my 
data files on a separate 350G partition (on the laptop, that is: the 
desktop machine uses a 4T RAID array... with a 256M boot partition and 
16G root partition for Ubuntu Studio, which has run just fine for years, 
including a just-installed 20.10).

How does that confirm that my boot partition is too small, anyway? It 
seems to me that the root of the problem is "Package 'live-initramfs' is 
not installed, so not removed E: Unable to locate package zram-config". 
He's trying to remove packages that aren't installed, yes? My theory is 
that it's because I didn't set up wireless networking before beginning 
the install, although if that's the case, the installer either a) should 
have complained when trying to install those two packages or b) 
shouldn't have complained when trying to uninstall something it never 

In fact, if I ignore the error dialog and just reboot the laptop, I find 
that the "Installation Failed" message was spurious! Ubuntu Studio boots 
just fine to give me its beautiful new KDE desktop! So if you get this 
error, I suggest you just go on as if nothing had happened.

P.S. Kudos about the whole KDE thing, and it's amazing how much y'all 
were able to get it to look like the previous XFCE incarnation. It must 
have been a huge amount of work.

Glenn Holmer (Linux registered user #16682)
"After the vintage season came the aftermath -- and Cenbe."
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