Bug in Cassandra KDE final - the installer

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Bug in Cassandra KDE final - the installer

Postby Husse on Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:36 pm

Clem has confirmed the bug and posted a workaround
viewtopic.php?t=4533&start=30
This is only if you use manual partitioning.

Edit// An edition where this is fixed is now on the download mirrors/

Clem wrote:
There is a workaround for the bug in the installer. Since the bug is not in Ubiquity itself but in the KDE frontend, the solution is to use the Gnome frontend itself:

Code:

sudo apt-get install ubiquity-frontend-gtk
sudo apt-get remove ubiquity-frontend-kde
sudo ubiquity


Clem

That is - instead of double clicking the installer give the above commands in a terminal
NOTE: You will probably get some error message in the terminal (Konsole in KDE) about some input device - ignore it (them)
Do NOT close Konsole - it must be open as long as the installer runs.

This bug must be fixed by Ubuntu and was unfortunately not discovered in time, it can't be fixed by Mint :(
Last edited by Husse on Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:22 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Postby georgeg on Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:53 pm

How do you open console in the middle of an install? Do you open console from within the Mint Live, run the commands and then start the install?
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Postby davidwillis on Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:09 pm

georgeg wrote:How do you open console in the middle of an install? Do you open console from within the Mint Live, run the commands and then start the install?


That last line will start the install for you. So just boot up the live cd, open up a terminal, run those command, and complete the rest of the install as normal.
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Postby georgeg on Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:52 am

davidwillis wrote:
That last line will start the install for you. So just boot up the live cd, open up a terminal, run those command, and complete the rest of the install as normal.



I tried that but when I got into the install, it failed. Subsequent install attempts from the same loading of the live CD wouldn't even start the install, so I guess its back to the Gnome version.
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Postby Husse on Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:04 am

Well - it works - I installed that way, but in all honesty the live CDs generally are a bit "shaky"
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Postby Shyster on Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:06 am

The workaround worked for me...but only after I waited for the terminal entry to start the install.

The first two times I did it, I got impatient and double-clicked on the "Install" icon instead of waiting for the install program to start on its own after initiating it in the terminal window...

After that, the install proceeded without a hitch...
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Postby davidwillis on Sun Sep 02, 2007 5:16 pm

it might not be a bad idea to make an install only disk (not a live cd).
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Postby ralvy on Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:21 am

I got hit by this bug last night and got this back from Ubuntu support in email:

"This was a bug in Ubuntu, but is long since fixed. It appears that
Linux Mint is using an older version of Ubiquity."
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Postby ralvy on Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:26 am

An edition where this is fixed is now on the download mirrors/


I downloaded the iso from the American mirror last night and got hit by the bug. Apparently that mirror is not so up to date. Which mirror should I use to get the good iso?
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Postby ralvy on Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:41 am

I chose one of the European mirror to download the DVD ISO and all is well now.
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Postby clem on Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:41 am

Hi Ralvi,

Which mirror did you refer to? Also, always make sure to check the MD5 before burning the ISO.

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Postby ralvy on Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:53 am

This mirror is not up to date: webergyltd.com:

Here's where I found an iso that was up to date (has the a newer ubiquity):
yalm.eu
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