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jdm77
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Installer crashes during system installation

Postby jdm77 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:52 pm

Hey everybody, I almost started a new thread but I thought I'd try here first. I'm encountering a similar problem with LDME but with one difference, my installer doesn't hang, it simply disappears when I click "forward" after I pick my username, password, hostname, etc. There's no visible crash or error message, it just goes away and closes. I tried the deb for a new installer which was posted here but it does the same thing. Again, neither installer hangs so the ctrl+c trick won't work, both installers just die when I click "forward." I also thought it may have been a problem with "burning" the ISO to the USB stick so I've tried a couple difference USB sticks and burned them with Rufus, Tuxboot and I think another program, and I also tried using a DVD.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Here is the terminal output from the standard installer included in the LDME ISO.

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mint@mint ~ $ gksu live-installer
Error adding locale 'awk: warning: escape sequence `\.' treated as plain `.''
Error adding locale 'ayc_PE'
Error adding locale 'brx_IN'
Error adding locale 'cmn_TW'
Error adding locale 'hak_TW'
Error adding locale 'hne_IN'
Error adding locale 'iw_IL'
Error adding locale 'lij_IT'
Error adding locale 'lzh_TW'
Error adding locale 'mhr_RU'
Error adding locale 'nan_TW'
Error adding locale 'nhn_MX'
Error adding locale 'pap_AN'
Error adding locale 'quz_PE'
Error adding locale 'shs_CA'
Error adding locale 'szl_PL'
Error adding locale 'the_NP'
Error adding locale 'unm_US'
Error adding locale 'wae_CH'
Error adding locale 'yue_HK'
Timezone: America/Chicago (UTC-0600) (178, 162)
Color: #ff0001, Image: timezone_-6.0.png
Excluding /dev/sdb (detected as the live device)
Can't find model in blkid output: ['loop', 'loop0', '0', '1.3G']
Disks:  [('/dev/sda', 'ST31500341AS (1 TB)')]
Backtrace has 20 calls on stack:
  20: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(ped_assert+0x44) [0x7fc069c3f644]
  19: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(+0x20b26) [0x7fc069c52b26]
  18: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(+0x120aa) [0x7fc069c440aa]
  17: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(ped_disk_add_partition+0x263) [0x7fc069c449a3]
  16: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(+0x20405) [0x7fc069c52405]
  15: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(+0x204a0) [0x7fc069c524a0]
  14: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(+0x204a0) [0x7fc069c524a0]
  13: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(+0x2043f) [0x7fc069c5243f]
  12: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(+0x21555) [0x7fc069c53555]
  11: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(ped_disk_new+0x48) [0x7fc069c445c8]
  10: /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/_ped.so(_ped_Disk_init+0x4f) [0x7fc069e8bd4f]
  9: python2.7() [0x4ba94b]
  8: python2.7(PyEval_EvalFrameEx+0xff1) [0x4caaa1]
  7: python2.7() [0x4e5fe8]
  6: python2.7(PyEval_EvalFrameEx+0x28bb) [0x4cc36b]
  5: python2.7() [0x4e5fe8]
  4: python2.7() [0x5045d8]
  3: python2.7() [0x503603]
  2: python2.7() [0x4ba94b]
  1: python2.7(PyEval_EvalFrameEx+0xff1) [0x4caaa1]
mint@mint ~ $


Here is output from the installer supplied in this thread.

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mint@mint ~ $ gksu live-installer
Error adding locale 'awk: warning: escape sequence `\.' treated as plain `.''
Error adding locale 'ayc_PE'
Error adding locale 'brx_IN'
Error adding locale 'cmn_TW'
Error adding locale 'hak_TW'
Error adding locale 'hne_IN'
Error adding locale 'iw_IL'
Error adding locale 'lij_IT'
Error adding locale 'lzh_TW'
Error adding locale 'mhr_RU'
Error adding locale 'nan_TW'
Error adding locale 'nhn_MX'
Error adding locale 'pap_AN'
Error adding locale 'quz_PE'
Error adding locale 'shs_CA'
Error adding locale 'szl_PL'
Error adding locale 'the_NP'
Error adding locale 'unm_US'
Error adding locale 'wae_CH'
Error adding locale 'yue_HK'
Timezone: America/Chicago (UTC-0600) (178, 162)
Color: #ff0001, Image: timezone_-6.0.png
Click: (201, 172)
Timezone: America/New_York (UTC-0500) (208, 165)
Color: #ff2a2a, Image: timezone_-5.0.png
Starting PartitionSetup()
Excluding /dev/sdb (detected as the live device)
Can't find model in blkid output: ['loop', 'loop0', '0', '1.3G']
Disks:  [('/dev/sda', 'ST31500341AS (1 TB)')]
    Analyzing path='/dev/sda' description='ST31500341AS (1 TB)'
      - Found the device...
Backtrace has 20 calls on stack:
  20: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(ped_assert+0x44) [0x7fb7050ae644]
  19: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(+0x20b26) [0x7fb7050c1b26]
  18: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(+0x120aa) [0x7fb7050b30aa]
  17: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(ped_disk_add_partition+0x263) [0x7fb7050b39a3]
  16: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(+0x20405) [0x7fb7050c1405]
  15: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(+0x204a0) [0x7fb7050c14a0]
  14: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(+0x204a0) [0x7fb7050c14a0]
  13: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(+0x2043f) [0x7fb7050c143f]
  12: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(+0x21555) [0x7fb7050c2555]
  11: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(ped_disk_new+0x48) [0x7fb7050b35c8]
  10: /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/_ped.so(_ped_Disk_init+0x4f) [0x7fb7052fad4f]
  9: python2.7() [0x4ba94b]
  8: python2.7(PyEval_EvalFrameEx+0xff1) [0x4caaa1]
  7: python2.7() [0x4e5fe8]
  6: python2.7(PyEval_EvalFrameEx+0x28bb) [0x4cc36b]
  5: python2.7() [0x4e5fe8]
  4: python2.7() [0x5045d8]
  3: python2.7() [0x503603]
  2: python2.7() [0x4ba94b]
  1: python2.7(PyEval_EvalFrameEx+0xff1) [0x4caaa1]
mint@mint ~ $


I don't know if these help but here are the outputs for blkid and fdisk -l (sda6 is where I want to install Mint)

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mint@mint ~ $ blkid
/dev/sda1: SEC_TYPE="msdos" LABEL="DellUtility" UUID="5450-4444" TYPE="vfat" PARTUUID="b980b01a-01"
/dev/sda2: LABEL="RECOVERY" UUID="1A30D85C30D84085" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="b980b01a-02"
/dev/sda3: LABEL="OS" UUID="6ED4DB44D4DB0CE9" TYPE="ntfs" PARTUUID="b980b01a-03"
/dev/sda5: UUID="02ae9011-1ddf-4e05-8286-45a88f85323b" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="b980b01a-05"
/dev/sda6: UUID="c6eba2f0-2848-44a8-a076-fd17139afddc" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="b980b01a-06"
/dev/sda8: UUID="df36429a-9eda-4cdc-9b6a-09286233f9e5" TYPE="ext4" PARTUUID="b980b01a-08"
/dev/sdb1: LABEL="LMDE 2 CINN" UUID="964B-CB47" TYPE="vfat" PARTUUID="03a6b6b4-01"
mint@mint ~ $


mint@mint ~ $ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sda: 1.4 TiB, 1500301910016 bytes, 2930277168 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0xb980b01a

Device     Boot     Start        End    Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sda1              63      80324      80262 39.2M  6 FAT16
/dev/sda2  *        81920   25767935   25686016 12.3G  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3        25767936  230567935  204800000 97.7G  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda4       230567936 2930276351 2699708416  1.3T  5 Extended
/dev/sda5  *    230569984  232667135    2097152    1G 83 Linux
/dev/sda6  *    232669184  440289279  207620096   99G 83 Linux
/dev/sda7       440289280  461260799   20971520   10G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda8       461262848 2930276351 2469013504  1.2T 83 Linux

Disk /dev/sdb: 14.9 GiB, 16005464064 bytes, 31260672 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x03a6b6b4

Device     Boot Start      End  Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sdb1  *     2048 31260671 31258624 14.9G  c W95 FAT32 (LBA)

Disk /dev/loop0: 1.3 GiB, 1420877824 bytes, 2775152 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
mint@mint ~ $

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Re: Installer crashes during system installation

Postby Monsta » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:17 am

jdm77 wrote:

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Disks:  [('/dev/sda', 'ST31500341AS (1 TB)')]
    Analyzing path='/dev/sda' description='ST31500341AS (1 TB)'
      - Found the device...
Backtrace has 20 calls on stack:
  20: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(ped_assert+0x44) [0x7fb7050ae644]
  19: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(+0x20b26) [0x7fb7050c1b26]
  18: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(+0x120aa) [0x7fb7050b30aa]
  17: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(ped_disk_add_partition+0x263) [0x7fb7050b39a3]
  16: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(+0x20405) [0x7fb7050c1405]
  15: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(+0x204a0) [0x7fb7050c14a0]
  14: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(+0x204a0) [0x7fb7050c14a0]
  13: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(+0x2043f) [0x7fb7050c143f]
  12: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(+0x21555) [0x7fb7050c2555]
  11: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libparted.so.2(ped_disk_new+0x48) [0x7fb7050b35c8]
  10: /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/_ped.so(_ped_Disk_init+0x4f) [0x7fb7052fad4f]

According to various bug trackers, it's a bug in libparted. The installer can't do anything about it.

https://bugs.debian.org/819488
https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1543704

That library, libparted, can't handle the partitioning scheme with less than two unallocated sectors between logical partitions.

jdm77 wrote:

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Device     Boot     Start        End    Sectors  Size Id Type
/dev/sda1              63      80324      80262 39.2M  6 FAT16
/dev/sda2  *        81920   25767935   25686016 12.3G  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda3        25767936  230567935  204800000 97.7G  7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda4       230567936 2930276351 2699708416  1.3T  5 Extended
/dev/sda5  *    230569984  232667135    2097152    1G 83 Linux
/dev/sda6  *    232669184  440289279  207620096   99G 83 Linux
/dev/sda7       440289280  461260799   20971520   10G 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda8       461262848 2930276351 2469013504  1.2T 83 Linux

Indeed, your sda6 and sda7, which are both logical partitions, have only one sector between them (440289279 - 440289280).

Well... I would suggest using GParted to resize one of them... but the problem is that GParted also uses libparted, so it would probably crash at the same place as well. :) So maybe try other similar partitioning tool...


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