Linux Mint Installer Crash at "Installation Type" on HP ZBook 15

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Linux Mint Installer Crash at "Installation Type" on HP ZBook 15

Post by JohnC103 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:08 am

When trying to install Mint 19 Cinnamon on my HP ZBook it crashes at the "Installation Type" screen. I never see the screen with the option to install alongside Windows, etc... All that displays for the device for installation is /dev/sda. Nothing appears in the list above. Clicking +, - or "Change" causes the installer to crash with the following error:

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Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/plugins/ubi-partman.py", line 1297, in on_partition_list_edit_activate
    self.partman_dialog(devpart, partition, create=False)
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/plugin.py", line 48, in wrapper
    return target(self, *args, **kwargs)
  File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/plugins/ubi-partman.py", line 978, in partman_dialog
    if ('can_resize' not in partition or not partition['can_resize'] or
TypeError: argument of type 'NoneType' is not iterable
The following is the dump from "inxi -Fxz":

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System:    Host: mint Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.8 (Gtk 3.22.30-1ubuntu1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP ZBook 15 v: A3009DC10303 serial: N/A
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 1909 v: KBC Version 94.56 serial: N/A
           BIOS: Hewlett-Packard v: L70 Ver. 01.44 date: 08/08/2018
Battery    BAT0: charge: 64.5 Wh 94.0% condition: 68.6/68.6 Wh (100%)
           model: Hewlett-Packard Primary status: N/A
           hidpp__0: charge: N/A condition: NA/NA Wh
           model: Logitech M720 Triathlon Multi-Device Mouse status: Discharging
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-4800MQ (-MT-MCP-) 
           arch: Haswell rev.3 cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 21551
           clock speeds: max: 3700 MHz 1: 1769 MHz 2: 1603 MHz 3: 1416 MHz
           4: 1685 MHz 5: 1756 MHz 6: 1778 MHz 7: 1583 MHz 8: 1714 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GK106GLM [Quadro K2100M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: vesa,nouveau (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev)
           Resolution: 1024x768@61.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 6.0, 256 bits)
           version: 3.3 Mesa 18.0.0-rc5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Card-2 NVIDIA GK106 HDMI Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-20-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection I217-LM
           driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: 6040 bus-ID: 00:19.0
           IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235
           driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 5c:00.0
           IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: NA (-)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HTS72757 size: 750.2GB temp: 0C
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: LITEONIT_LMS size: 32.0GB temp: 0C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 7.8G used: 431M (6%) fs: overlay dev: N/A
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0C mobo: 54.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 237 Uptime: 16 min Memory: 813.8/15971.9MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191) inxi: 2.3.56
This is intended to be a dual boot alongside Windows 10 which is already installed in a partition. There is another 100 GB partition set aside for the Linux install already formatted as ext4 using gparted.

Legacy boot mode is set in the BIOS. Fast Boot is turned off in the BIOS. Windows Fast Startup is turned off. The TPM option is grayed out in the BIOS but I believe it is not active. Windows is not in hibernation mode. I've updated to the latest BIOS version and reset everything in the BIOS to defaults.

I've found a couple of similar complaints through searching. Unfortunately, even though they were marked as resolved nothing in those reports seemed to do the trick.

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Re: Linux Mint Installer Crash at "Installation Type" on HP ZBook 15

Post by michael louwe » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:16 pm

JohnC103 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:08 am
Legacy boot mode is set in the BIOS
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If Win 10 has been installed or upgraded from Win 8.x in UEFI mode, LM should also be installed alongside Win 10 in UEFI mode. To confirm this, please post the Terminal output for sudo parted -l.

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Re: Linux Mint Installer Crash at "Installation Type" on HP ZBook 15

Post by JohnC103 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:23 pm

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Model: ATA Hitachi HTS72757 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 750GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End    Size   Type     File system  Flags
 1      1049kB  107GB  107GB  primary  ext4
 2      107GB   108GB  576MB  primary  ntfs         boot
 3      108GB   729GB  621GB  primary  ntfs


Model: SanDisk U3 Cruzer Micro (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 8213MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 1      1049kB  8212MB  8211MB  primary  fat32        boot, lba


Model: ATA LITEONIT LMS-32L (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdc: 32.0GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Disk Flags: 

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system     Flags
 1      1049kB  21.5GB  21.5GB  primary  linux-swap(v1)
It's a fresh install of Windows 10 that was done while legacy mode was turned on. In fact, I forgot to mention that at one point I deleted all partitions with gparted and tried to install Linux Mint alone on the drive. I had the same problem at the "Installation Type" screen. One thing I haven't tried is installing both in UEFI mode.

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Re: Linux Mint Installer Crash at "Installation Type" on HP ZBook 15

Post by JohnC103 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:04 pm

Wiping everything again and installing Windows in UEFI (non CSM) mode and then installing Mint allows me to dual boot from Grub now.

How do I mark this as solved? Just edit the title and put [Solved] at the beginning?

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