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Installer crashes when creating encrypted home (12RC)

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:37 am
by recluce
Hello Community,

I have a problem with Mint 12 RC installation that I thought to be unique to Natty: the installer crashes during the attempt to create the user account. While the requester tells me that I would be given the chance to post an error report, the installer in fact just closes without giving me that opportunity. The Live Session works without a hitch, btw.

The details:

Mint 12-RC 64bit
Dell Precision M4500 Mobile Workstation (core i7 Q840 quad core at 1.87 GHz, Nvidia Quadro FX 1800M graphics, 8 GB memory)

Disk layout:
/dev/sda - 2.5" SSD (internal), Ubuntu 10.04 - not to be touched
/dev/sdb - mSATA mini-SSD, Windows 7, not to be touched
/dev/sdc - eSATA HDD, various OS installations - Mint to be installed here

Partitions and GRUB boot sector:

GRUB to be written to MBR of /dev/sdc
/dev/sdc10 - blank partition for Mint /
/dev/sdc9 - shared /home for various OS installations (ext3)

Special installation options: encrypt home directory.

Note: I made sure to choose a unique username for the Mint installation (to avoid possible conflicts with existing user directories in /home)

Well, it crashes each and every time. If somebody could point me to the log files I should post here, I would really appreciate it! If somebody has a magical solution for me, so much the better! 8)

Re: Installer crashes (Mint 12 RC 64bit)

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:06 pm
by remoulder
recluce wrote:files I should post here
Please post problems with the RC at https://bugs.launchpad.net/community.linuxmint.com

Re: Installer crashes (Mint 12 RC 64bit)

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 2:21 pm
by dagon
If somebody could point me to the log files I should post here, I would really appreciate it!
Sorry, I don't know, but...
remoulder wrote:
recluce wrote:files I should post here
Please post problems with the RC at https://bugs.launchpad.net/community.linuxmint.com
No. If you want to fill in a bugreport in Launchpad you'd better do it at:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint
If you however find any logfiles/info you can off course just paste them in this thread too.

Re: Installer crashes (Mint 12 RC 64bit)

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:40 pm
by recluce
I have spent a lot of time trying various installation options and found out that the problem is with "Encrypt my home folder". Even if I assign a blank partition as /home, so it was not a problem with the shared home directory. I have now installed Mint 12 RC (without encrypted home folder), but I will file a bug on launchpad anyway.

Is there any way to switch to an encrypted home folder after installation?

Re: Installer crashes when creating encrypted home (12RC)

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:48 pm
by recluce
Turns out that this bug is affecting a number of people and has already been reported:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/889460

If anybody has installed Mint 12 RC with encrypted home folder successfully, please post a reply with some information about your configuration.

Re: Installer crashes (Mint 12 RC 64bit)

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:53 pm
by remoulder
dagon wrote:No. If you want to fill in a bugreport in Launchpad you'd better do it at:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint
oops :oops: , bit sloppy there, thanks dagon.

Re: Installer crashes when creating encrypted home (12RC)

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 3:30 am
by recluce
Nobody else who tried to install Mint 12 RC with an encrypted home folder? Come on, post your success or failure here!

Re: Installer crashes when creating encrypted home (12RC)

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:42 pm
by blacksock
hi
i had same problem,installer crashes at the end of install on two
different machines.
when i try with no encryption bingo perfect install on both machines
first install was side by side with linux mint 11 which is now hosed
could it have anything to do with both installs using same home folder
can encryption take this into account????
only use encryption to upset the powers to be
as for linux mint top class thanks