Install (auto-resize) in Xubuntu Desktop i386 in Bionic Daily (archived)

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Boot up the image
If you see the GRUB boot menu you should see the following:
  • 'Try or Install Xubuntu'
  • 'Xubuntu (safe graphics)'
  • 'OEM install (for manufacturers)'
  • 'Test memory' (only on BIOS systems)
  • The system boots properly and loads the installer displaying the Welcome dialog with language selection and 'Try Xubuntu' and 'Install Xubuntu' buttons
    Click on the release notes hyperlink to confirm that a browser launches and you are taken to the release notes discourse page.
    Click on the Install Xubuntu 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 Xubuntu'
    • (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 Install Xubuntu XX.XX alongside SYSTEM YY
    (SYSTEM YY is the name of the system already installed on disk (Xubuntu 12.04, Windows 7, ...)
    Click on Continue
    The Screen Install Xubuntu XX.XX alongside SYSTEM YY appears
    Note the drive selected on the Select drive list and the bar state

    If the target drive has a free partition with sufficient freespace, install will proceed without further partitioning intervention

    The drive corresponds to the drive on the chart (e.g /dev/sda) and the bar is divided
    Move the greyslider bar that separates the blue sections as appropriate
    The slider bar can be set as appropriate
    Click on the Install Now button
    A dialog will appear asking if you want to write the changes to disk. Click Continue.
    The 'Where are you?' screen is displayed
    If your system is connected to the network, note the preselected timezone corresponds with your timezone and the city indicated in the text box
    The timezone and city displayed match your timezone and a major 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 admin can not be used - it is a dedicated Linux User
    'Require my password to log in' is shown and selected or if 'Log in automatically' and 'require my password to log in' are shown then 'Require my password to login' is selected. If just 'Require my password to log in' is shown, having it off is the equivalent of having 'Log in automatically' on.
    Name, username and password are accepted.
    Continue button becomes available
    Press Continue
    The 'Welcome to Xubuntu' 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, select the first option at the GRUB menu
    Your new installation boots
    Reboot machine, select the previously installed system
    Previously installed system boots and operates as expected

    If all actions produce the expected results described,
    please submit a 'passed' result.
    If any action fails, or produces an unexpected result,
    please submit a 'failed' result and file a bug. Please be sure to include
    the bug number when you submit your

    ReporterLast updateBugsComment
    Failedguiverc2020-08-11 08:28
    lubuntu install (bionic daily) halts (#1890872)
    In: ubiquity (Ubuntu)
    Status: New
    Importance: Undecided
    1 reports, 10 comments, 1 subscribers, 0 duplicates

    hp dx6120mt (mini-tower, pentium 4 dual core, 3gb, winfast clone of nvidia 7600gt)

    an error has appeared
    Failed to create a file system
    The ext4 file system creation in partition #5 of SCSI5 (0,0,0) (sdb) failed.

    On Lubuntu installs, SDB was the installation media, sda being the hdd. I noted this error on Lubuntu 18.04.5 installs though too (it's mentioned in but the bug was reported about what I considered another issue; will this install now lock up which is what I filed that bug about.....)

    it's just stopped still.. ctrl+alt+T opened a terminal and I see the same messages I reported in so it's likely that issue, be it related to this box (identical box to other report) OR something in code this old cpu don't like...

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    Passedguiverc2020-08-11 22:11

    hp dx6120mt (mini-tower, pentium 4 dual core, 3gb, winfast clone of nvidia 7600gt)
    a re-run of yesterday's failed effort.. the re-try worked with lubuntu so hopefully here too

    reboot, boot into older install; text plymouth like lubuntu, feels a very slow boot with long period with black screen... but subjective.. it comes good so login.. and no menu?? no panel??
    ctrl+alt+T opens terminal which opens without border???

    system looks good (disk space, my altered background & touched files are present, command history etc), however no panel, no window borders?? I'll log out & re-login again maybe, try something first

    `xfsettingsd --replace &` fixed issue (still took awhile, box seems slow today?).
    Now I have icons on the desktop, panel has appeared & system is now more functional (now feels faster too). it reminded me of however ctrl+alt+T didn't work in that, and ctrl+alt+T opened the terminal for me to explore why it was just sitting there.. (journalctl makes it look like 6+ min login)

    logout, login (yesterday's install still) and this time it appears quickly & looks normal, responses are all quick & responsive.

    reboot, login to fresh system, it logins in quickly, no command history, clean $HOME directory and correct disk size.

    SYNOPSIS: As issues I've documented here relate to yesterdays install validation (which also was fixed by logout & login again???) and not the QA-test install I'm testing today, this is a successful test I believe so I'm passing it.

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