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Install (manual partitioning) in Lubuntu Desktop i386 in Utopic Beta 2 (archived)

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Boot up the image
The system boots properly and loads the installer displaying the Welcome dialog with language selection and 'Try Lubuntu' and 'Install Lubuntu' buttons
Click on the Install Lubuntu button
The 'Keyboard Layout' screen appears
The proposed keyboard corresponds with your keyboard
Select your keyboard layout and click on continue
The 'Updates and other software' screen is displayed
On the screen 'Updates and other software', note the availability of the following components
Available options should represent the state of your system accurately
  • (If network is available) Download updates while installing Lubuntu
  • (If on a 'laptop') Is plugged to a power source
  • Install third-party software ... option available
Click on the continue button
The 'Installation type' screen is displayed
Select Something Else
A screen showing the current hard disks and partition layouts is displayed
Select the drive you wish to partition and use the Add '+', Change 'Change...', and Delete '-' buttons to create your desired scheme
The screen updates showing your desired partitions and mount points
Once you have your required partitioning scheme laid out, click on the Install Now button
The 'Where are you?' screen is displayed
If your system is connected to the network, note the preselected timezone correspond with your timezone and the city indicated in the text box
The timezone and city displayed match your timezone and the main city from your area
Select your timezone, and click on the continue button
The 'Who are you?' screen appears
Input your initial user details and password (Note admin can not be used - it is a dedicated Linux User)
Name, username and password are accepted. Additionally, the continue button is enabled
Click on the continue button
The 'Welcome to Lubuntu ' slide is displayed
The slideshow is entirely in your language
Wait for the installer to finish
An 'Installation Complete' dialog appears
Click the Restart now button
GUI is shut down, a prompt to remove media and press Enter appears
Remove the disc and press enter
The machine is rebooted
Allow the machine to reboot
The system boots properly and loads into Lubuntu

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Passednio-wiklund2014-09-25 12:29

A program tested before ubiquity left cruft in /etc/mtab, which was not seen by df, and not affecting terminal window commands (umount and swapoff), but it was affecting ubiquity. This is a very special case. Running various programs, and checking that /etc/mtab is clean (matching the output of df), makes it possible to install into this same computer with a USB 3 HDD, as well as installing into another computer's internal HDD

http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/M2NVM_DVI/

So we can give bug #1373365 very low priority.

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Passednio-wiklund2014-09-25 12:29
Ubiquity got stuck at 'Identifying file system...' (#1373365)
In: ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Status: Expired
Importance: Undecided
Assignee:
1 reports, 10 comments, 2 subscribers, 0 duplicates
1373365

Tried again, this time without swap and zRAM, but running some programs before starting Ubiquity and setting up the root partition for re-formatting. The same thing happened as the first time (or very similar). Stuck at 'Identifying file system...'.

I had htop on, and it showed RAM usage approx 300 MB (of a total of 4 GB) so the computer was not running out of memory.

Just after leaving the partitioning screen the system complained that it could not shut off the swap. But I had already done it manually (including zRAM).

It seemed that Ubiquity is happy only when it is allowed to run first (not after other programs have been running).

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Passednio-wiklund2014-09-24 13:56
Ubiquity got stuck at 'Identifying file system...' (#1373365)
In: ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Status: Expired
Importance: Undecided
Assignee:
1 reports, 10 comments, 2 subscribers, 0 duplicates
1373365

Installing from the live session: nasty at the partitioning page: I had complaints, that swap was on, even when it was not on. After re-trying, the installer could continue.

Note: The swap partition is shared with two other linux distros/versions on a USB HDD for experimental installs. But it should work anyway.

Stuck at 'Identifying file system...', Rotating round cursor, but could initiate bug report against Ubiquity.

After writing the bug report, I tried to shut down the installer window. Then it responded with:

'The installation has finished...'. That info window was a little hard to shut down, but finally it went away. And then there was a good (normal) shutdown sequence. But no system was installed.

See separate test report:

[Trying again, this time directly from Syslinux via 'Install Lubuntu', and formatting the (same) partition: it works :-) ]

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Passednio-wiklund2014-09-24 08:34

Trying again, this time again from a live session , and using another partition formatted by gparted: This time it created a working Lubuntu Utopic system :-)

So my conclusion so far is that either there are problems installing from the live session when several other programs has been run (testing that the live session works), or that first particular file system made by gparted was bad. The Ubiquity installer has been very sensitive during several versions, and installation should be done at once, not after running several other programs, particularly with low RAM.

With 4 GB RAM (in this test), there should not be a problem with too low RAM, but maybe zRAM was crowded and caused problems (zRAM is used in Lubuntu's live session).

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Passednio-wiklund2014-09-24 07:31

Trying again, this time directly from Syslinux via 'Install Lubuntu', and formatting the (same) partition: It reached 'Restart' seeming to work well, but it ended at a black screen and I had to press the Enter key to make it restart. Not only was something installed, it was a working Lubuntu Utopic system :-)

So my conclusion so far is that either there are problems installing from the live session, or the installer was not happy with the file system made by gparted.

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