I was able to easily install it without encryption, but now that I'm trying to run an encrypted install I run inton the following issues:

An unsafe swap space has been detected... so I opened Terminal and use sudo swapoff --all and restarted the installation.

Unexpected error while creating volume group: Autopartitioning using LVM failed because an error occurred while creating the volume group. Check /var/log/syslog or see virtual console 4 for the details. To fix this, I did sudo apt-get install lvm2 and restarted the installation.

Configuration of encrypted volumes failed: An error occurred while configuring encrypted volumes. The configuration has been aborted. I don't know how to fix this.

The strange thing is that it installed perfectly fine unencrypted, so I'm not sure why the encryption is having so many issues.

If it matters, the reason I'm reinstalling is I accidentally misused chown on important system files, but that shouldn't affect reinstallation files anyway, right?

  • you should never, ever chown on important system files... – user680858 May 15 '17 at 13:57
  • it is unclear to me what you are trying to accomplish. Install Lubuntu on an existing file system... installing LVM at the same time... and encrypt at the same time. If you don't know how to fix a corrupted LVM, then why use it in the first place. If you have a running Lubuntu on an un-encrypted file system, why not encrypt from there on. Take simple steps to keep matters under control. – user680858 May 15 '17 at 14:16
  • @WillemK I missed the rest of the chown extension so it did a much larger core directory. – Evan Weissburg May 15 '17 at 14:36
  • Sorry Evan, but I don't understand what you mean... chown extension? a larger core directory? Is this important to get your Lubuntu (re)installed? I suggest you decide first what you want to do first... I think a fresh install of Lubuntu on an empty (erased) partition. – user680858 May 15 '17 at 14:53

Use 14.04 Lubuntu instead of 17.04, then update.

  • 17.10 has the same problem, but there's no need to revert all the way back to 14.04, Lubuntu 16.04.3 works when sudo swapoff --all is run before installation attempt. – schulwitz Apr 1 '18 at 5:48

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