The drakx-installer-stage2 for the UEFI installation seems to not being able to mount /dev/sda4 as EXT4 if you don't zero the disk between reinstallation attempts.
Apparently when you click Clear to delete all partitions on /dev/sda it doesn't always manage to zero the disk completely.
I used the following fix that's supposed to be working for this kind of error:
Command (m for help): d
Partition number (1-4): 4
Command (m for help): n
p primary (1 primary, 0 extended, 3 free)
Select (default p): p
Partition number (1-4, default 2): 2
Command (m for help): w
This is the step where it fails to write the changes.
I rebooted for the changes to apply, but I still end up with the same error.
changing version to cauldron, because this is an installer issue
adding (MGA5) on the whiteboard, because the issue was last seen in MGA5
For bug reports about traditional installer, we do _always_ need installer logs
If you can revert to the original state of your disk when you started installing, then please try to reproduce the problem in the same order as you did before.
When you get stuck before partitions are mounted for installation, the log you need to attach is /tmp/ddebug.log
Please attach the logs in chronological order and, when attaching a log, tell exactly what you did before you got stuck there.
If you manage to get past diskdrake step, then you need
/root/drakx/report.bug.xz after install, or, still during install, you can write report.bug to a USB-stick with the "bug" command as explained in the link above.
Couldn't add the install.log as an attachment so I pasted the content at my pastebin account.
Here's the link: http://pastebin.com/sQQjtDuS
Here's the link to the ddebug.log file: http://pastebin.ubuntu.com/15166371/
I'm sorry to say, but I didn't get the mount problem during the first bootup as I had problems with during the previous installations, but I think I saw the error being noted in any of the files.
I should also mention that I don't experience this issue in Ubuntu 15.10 if that matters somehow.
(In reply to Kristoffer GrundstrÃ¶m from comment #2)
> Couldn't add the install.log as an attachment so I pasted the content at my
> pastebin account.
install.log wasn't asked for
(In reply to Kristoffer GrundstrÃ¶m from comment #3)
> Here's the link to the ddebug.log file: http://pastebin.ubuntu.com/15166371/
(In reply to Marja van Waes from comment #1)
> If you can revert to the original state of your disk when you started
> installing, then please try to reproduce the problem in the same order as
> you did before.
> When you get stuck before partitions are mounted for installation, the log
> you need to attach is /tmp/ddebug.log
It became too large because you took the ddebug.log from a successful complete install. In this case, you should have attached /root/drakx/report.bug.xz after rebooting into your fresh install.
Going by your ddebug paste, mounting /dev/sda4 on /home wasn't problem:
(That's probably what you meant when you said:
> I didn't get the mount problem during the first bootup as I had problems with
> during the previous installations, but I think I saw the error being noted in
> any of the files.
No errors here:
* mount_part: device=sda4 mntpoint=/home isMounted= real_mntpoint= device_UUID=90bddfcd-f24d-4024-9d7c-019bd743a2f0
* mounting UUID=90bddfcd-f24d-4024-9d7c-019bd743a2f0 on /mnt/home as type ext4, options noatime,acl
* ext4 already loaded
* running: mount -t ext4 UUID=90bddfcd-f24d-4024-9d7c-019bd743a2f0 /mnt/home -o noatime,acl
and install continues fine.
Kristoffer, what we need is output from when mounting /dev/sda4 is impossible.
(and please attach your logs next time!)
Setting Status to UNCONFIRMED for now.
Created attachment 7492 [details]
Here's the report.bug.xz from a fresh installation
I didn't get any error to load the kernel into kdm the first time, but after the reboot (I got no visible mouse cursor on the desktop so I had to reboot to see if the issue remains) grub rebooted back into grub again so I had to add modprobe.blacklist=nouveau to be able to boot into kdm.
I just thought this information is useful with the report archive from the new installation.
I should also mention that I used boot-nonfree.iso to install Mageia 5 with.
I've run into the same problem. Booted up after installation, and got:
EXT4-fs (sda2): bad geometry: block count 13623088 exceeds size of device (13623084 blocks)
I had problems installing as can be seen at:
This other bug may or may not be related.
Looks like bug #18666
Can you try with drakx v17.45 when it lands on your favorite mirror?
You can do a net install using install/images/boot-nonfree.iso
You can check stage2 is up to date on your mirror by checking install/stage2/VERSION
I got the same error with the new sta1 DVD and can confirm that the bug is still unsolved.
As a workaround I shrinked the home partition and did run fsck /dev/sda4 manually after installation. Since then everything works!
Author: Thierry Vignaud <thierry.vignaud@...>
Date: Tue Jul 5 16:25:28 2016 +0200
prevent GPT partition to use the 33 last sectors
Resolves: mga#18666, mga#17796
Using fdisk to delete the /home and /swap partitions and then make new ones does NOT make this issue go away.
I was looking for the ddebug.log in /tmp but it just doesn't exist.
(In reply to Kristoffer GrundstrÃ¶m from comment #17)
> Using fdisk to delete the /home and /swap partitions and then make new ones
> does NOT make this issue go away.
(In reply to Kristoffer GrundstrÃ¶m from comment #18)
> I was looking for the ddebug.log in /tmp but it just doesn't exist.