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Questions tagged [ubiquity]

Ubiquity is the installer used by Ubuntu.

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Error while installing custom ubuntu server from live USB

I created a custom iso of my current linux ( ubuntu server) using "Respin", and put it in a usb drive using "UnetBootIn". When I boot the live usb ( on the same computer), i have the following ...
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ubuntu 18.04 installation crashes on hp probook

I am unable to install Ubuntu desktop 18.04 LTS on a HP Probook 440. Installation crashes almost at the end.
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Cannot make Subiquity see zfs zvol block device, like I could with Ubiquity

I am playing around with the newer server installer TUI (Subiquity). With the desktop installer (Ubiquity), I am able to pre-install zfs and create a zvol, then launch ubiquity and have the zvol seen ...
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How is the sources.list file generated on installation?

I've recently tried to create a custom Ubuntu installer iso from the Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit server installer, with the aim of editing the /etc/apt/sources.list file. I unpacked the iso, expanded the ...
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Is there a simple way to create a custom Install Media that uses a customized Ubiquity installer? [duplicate]

I want to know how to create a Ubuntu based Install Media that has an customized Ubiquity installer that has custom branding and custom packages. I don't just want to create a ISO file of a system, I ...
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Ubuntu Crashing on Install, Beating Head for 2 Days

So, I've been trying to install Ubuntu for 2 days now. Each time, something goes wrong. For 18.04, ubiquity crashes during the install right after I enter the user information and a few packages ...
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PinguyBuilder Broken On Ubuntu 18.04

I run Lubuntu 18.04 with Kernel 4.15 and keep experiencing an issue with PinguyBuilder. The initial iso is genereted without problems and also booting it works fine, but once I try to install I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 USB installer fails to start: “Ubiquity not installed” [duplicate]

Trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 on an Asus UX305C. I Downloaded Ubuntu Desktop ISO on 21/06/2018 about 16:00H I used Unetbootin from a ThinkPad running 18.04 to install the iso files onto a USB2 ...
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Installing Ubuntu 18.04 can't see my partitioned HDD

My computer is running on Windows 10 and I want to dual boot it with Ubuntu 18.04. Disk Sizes are: C: 148GB D: 399GB E: 199GB F: 155GB I: 349MB(System Reserved) I have freed up 25GB ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Installer Crashing on XPS 15 9570/9575 [closed]

The Ubiquity installer crashes a few seconds after the partition stage.
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Python error in Ubuntu 18 lte installation script

Ubuntu 18 LT installation died after message: "almost done copying.." from syslog: May 15 20:11:48 ubuntu /install.py: keeping language packs for: en_US.UTF-8 May 15 20:11:49 ubuntu ubiquity: W: ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installer Ubiquity crashes when scale factor > 100% [closed]

Every time I use Ubiquity to install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS the installer crashes after the last input panel.
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Ubuntu 18.04 Installer crashes on Dell XPS 15 9560

I have a problem with installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my DELL XPS 15 9560 (though I haven't tried installing it on different hardware and thus am not sure if the bug is hardware or version specific). ...
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In the ubiquity installer, what does the 'skip' button do?

I've always been terrified to click on this button by accident. Especially when the screen goes black and I have to press a key. But what does it do? Skip a page in the slide show, or the install ...
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When installing Ubuntu in UEFI mode, what (if anything) is installed at the location specified using the “Device for boot loader installation” option?

When installing Ubuntu using the “Something else” option, a "Device for boot loader installation" option is presented. I understand that, when installing Ubuntu in BIOS mode, the "Device for boot ...
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Install will not start without nolapic

First, introduction. I am using a Dell Inspiron, 4x Intel Core i3 CPU M380@2.53 GHz, 64bit. Currently running Kubuntu 16.04 with kernel 4.4.0-116-generic. While booting the Ubuntu-Mate 18.04 live ...
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Is there a supported way to install Ubuntu to an existing encrypted partition with LVM?

I have previously installed Ubuntu on my hard drive with one big encrypted (LUKS) partition, containing an LVM volume group. The thinking was that when I would later want to install a new version of ...
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“Try Ubuntu” crashes in 18.04 live cd

I'm trying to run a live version of Ubuntu 18.04 but as soon as I click on "Try Ubuntu" the mouse' cursor disappears and the system gets stuck. I tryed to click install and then exit, I was able to ...
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Ubiquity crash after booting up installation drive

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on an NEC computer. I downloaded the Ubuntu 16.04 x64 ISO from the Ubuntu homepage. When I boot up Ubuntu using a USB drive, it showed ubiquity. But then, I can't ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 desktop installation hangs indefinitely.

I've recently bought an Acer Spin 1 and wanted to replace windows 10 with Ubuntu (via USB Boot). Windows is no longer on the system and Ubuntu is practically installing on a blank disk. Trying Ubuntu ...
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What custom distro bootable ISO and installer system works in 2018? [closed]

What distro packager still works in 2018 that has the following features: Creates bootable ISO images Can Live-boot with custom kernel parameters Can Install from the grub menu (optional) Can ...
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Can't install Ubuntu error

I'm installing Ubuntu 14.04 but while installing, I got some troubles. I have tried to install Ubuntu 16.04 instead but it's not better(the same errors). First it showed: subprocess dpkg-deb -control ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu due to invalid acess to FAT

Unable to dual-boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on my HP Pavilion laptop. The Ubiquity installer gets stuck in different stages of the process, on several attempts to install Ubuntu. On the first few ...
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Pinguy Builder Issue

I have tried to build a Linux distro based on Lubuntu 17.10, and the ISO generates fine and everything, but when I boot it up and install it, it fails during install and when I go to try again, it ...
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How-to: An unattended installation of Ubuntu 16.04 on a disk with existing OS

I had a task of deploying Ubuntu Desktop 16.04 on multiple machines with Windows 10 on them. Of course, to accomplish the task efficiently, I needed to find a way to install automatically. I asked ...
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How to install ubiquity to Full install bootable USB

I have made a Full install bootable USB flash drive. I would like to use it to install Ubuntu to a friends computer. Can I install the Ubiquity installer to this flash drive? How?
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Ubuntu 16 Desktop pxeboot Network Manager not working

I have been working on a pxeboot setup with a preseed automated install for Ubuntu 16.04 desktop. I have everything working except networking. Whenever I do a pxeboot install (automated or manual) ...
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16.04.3 installer hangs/freezes after “Preparing to install Ubuntu”. Alternative installer?

I dd'd 16.04.3 desktop amd64 iso to a 4GB Kingston flash drive from which I booted successfully. The live session works great, in fact I am writing this question from the live session, but the ...
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Launch OEM config from Try Ubuntu

Is it possible to launch/open OEM config from "Try Ubuntu Before Installing"? If I start the LiveCD straight from OEM install it won't give me the option to try the system.
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preinstalled Ubuntu 16.04 - ubiquity crashes on first boot when installing packets

I just received a Dell Latitude 5480 with Ubuntu 16.04 preinstalled. At first boot an installation program is started, and after some questions (language, license, timezone, keyboard, username, ...
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cryptsetup error while doing sudo-apt upgrade

Setting up ubiquity-ubuntu-artwork (2.21.63.4) ... dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of ubiquity: ubiquity depends on cryptsetup; however: Package cryptsetup is not configured yet. ...
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ERRNO5 Input Output error while installing xubuntu

Pic of the errorI have been trying to tackle this issue where everything seems fine till the "copying of files" come and suddenly dialog box pops up mentioning this error. After the installation is ...
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Ubuntu replaced my /home directory after install

I switched from Debian 9 to Ubuntu 16.04. When installing, I used the option 'manual' in the partitioner in the installer. There, I only formatted the '/' partition and left the rest as is, in order ...
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Why does Ubuntu's installer fail with an error made of question marks? [duplicate]

I bought a Toshiba KIRAbook. It has Windows 8. I tried to install Ubuntu from USB driver 16.04 but it gave an awkward error in the "Preparing to install Ubuntu" step. The error consisted of question ...
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ubuntu gnome Fails to install grub-efi to /target/

this question has already been asked a couple of times, however I can't find the answer for my problem in any of threads. I am trying to install the ubuntu gnome 16.1 which I had already installed ...
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Warning message about destroying data on all partitions for dual boot install with Windows 10

I was in the process of attempting to do a dual boot installation using the "Something Else" option on ubiquity when I ran into an error message. Despite selecting a partition for use that was NOT my ...
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Copy, extract and launch a script upon Ubuntu installation

I want to modify the Ubuntu kernel or boot files or whatever necessary to do the following at the Ubuntu installation moment or just right after : Copy a tar file and put it under /home Extract that ...
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What is the difference between do-release-upgrade and the GUI “upgrade” option in Ubiquity?

Is choosing this option in a live session different from running do-release-upgrade in a regular install? If so, how? (Please ignore the version - I am actually upgrading from 12.04 to 16.04) I have ...
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ubi-partman error 141 clean install kubuntu 16.04 on Thinkpad X201

I have some years of experience installing Linux on servers, but, this is my first time trying to test Kubuntu on my thinkpad x201 for regular use I did dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=1M count=...
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Ubuntu Desktop 16.04 unattended install fails with “No matching physical volumes found”

I have an ISO image that is booting from a partition on my SSD that was created by UNetbootin and it automatically starts the install. This is the same SSD that I am trying to install on which I know ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Install Hangs at “Preparing to install Ubuntu”

I am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 (64-bit) alongside Windows 10 with a UEFI-capable motherboard (Asus Z87-Pro) onto a fresh SSD. However, my installation hangs at the stage of Preparing to install ...
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Desktop install: Separate home partition (LVM on LUKS) without using terminal

How can I install Ubuntu desktop ≥16.04.1 with these options (LVM on LUKS): but with a separate home LV in the LUKS volume without using a terminal? I can do this with the Ubuntu Server installer ...
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Preseed Ubiquity success command executed incompletely

I'm currently in the process of building an automated installation of Ubuntu 16.04 desktop. As custom command in my preseed file I'm using this # Custom Commands ubiquity ubiquity/success_command \ ...
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How can ubiquity be forced not to install grub?

My HDD partitions: esp --> sda1 archlinux --> sda2 swap --> sda3 sda4 --> would be a place for ubuntu I'm going to install ubuntu on sda4; currently my boot process is controlled by systemd-boot ...
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How can I install Ubuntu with command line from the USB iso to another partition

My question differs from other thread from the fact that I want the installation to be done externally, from a workable system. I am looking for a command line utility install-ubuntu-from-iso that ...
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how do I remaster livecd to get rid of installer?

I want to remaster the xenial ISO by unpacking the squashfs image, chrooting, running some commands and repacking it. So far this works but I don't know what commands to run in the chroot to disable ...
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Build my own Ubuntu ISO

I'm running the daily Ubuntu image (Yakkety Yak) and I would like to build my own Ubuntu image (alternate right now but instructions for a live image also help) while adding a few PPAs. There are ...
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Ubuntu OEM Installation (extracted iso) via PXE - preseed/late_command and ubiquity/success_command not working?

I set up a pxe-installation server using ubuntu server 16.04 for installing oem versions of ubuntu desktop 15.10, 16.04 and so on via pxe. The installations work fine, however, there's still one very ...
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Installation just crashes with Ubuntu GNOME 16.04

I'm trying to install Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 on my XPS 13, and every time after entering the user details (username, password, computer name, ...), the installer just closes. No error message, nothing. ...
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Why does Ubuntu's full disk encryption require no time?

As far as I understand, the "Encrypt the new Ubuntu installation for security" option in the Ubuntu installer is meant to provide full disk encryption. However, when using that option, it seems like ...