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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:19 pm 
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Hello everyone.

I'm trying to install Uberstudent 3.0 on my notebook — 320gb hdd, 2gb ram; AMD Radeon HD 6310 etc. — using a bootable USB stick that I've created from the ISO I've downloaded on the official website, using first, LinuxLive USB Creator software and then Universal USB Installer.

Using both of the programs I had the same problem: I can take the installer, with no problems at all, until the time zone screen (I could eventually take it the the keyboard map screen, two or three times) when it crashes. Every time I'm given this message saying that, after the installer finish, there will be a screen where I can fill in a bug report, which also never happens.

For your information, I'm trying to create a multiboot encrypted installment: I have one Windows partitions and I want to install Uberstudent on another one; I have two partitions for the first OS and, for this one, I create a small one (for boot) and an physical volume for encryption, in which I create both the swap partition and the root one (/). I have no other problems with the live environment and I've checked files and memory. The error is not detailed and do not contain any technical info, it just states that the installer crashed:

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We're sorry; the installer crashed. After you close this window, we'll allow you to file a bug report using the integrated bug reporting tool. This will gather information about your system and your installation process. The details will be sent to our bug tracker and a developer will attend to the problem as soon as possible.

Can you give me some help? Just ask for any detail and I'll be happy to fill in the spaces.

Thank you very much.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:31 pm 
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What exact make and model is your Notebook, and which version of Windows is installed on it?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:46 pm 
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Stephen Ewen wrote:
What exact make and model is your Notebook, and which version of Windows is installed on it?

Hello there. I have a Samsung RV415, with the Windows 7 Ultimate on the other partition. I'm partitioning manually (choosing "Something else" on the installer).

Thank you very much.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:00 pm 
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Lucas Santana wrote:
encrypted installment


What happens if you choose not to encrypt the harddrive during the installation?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:16 pm 
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Stephen Ewen wrote:
What happens if you choose not to encrypt the harddrive during the installation?

Oh my... it runs perfectly when I do so, Mr Ewen.

I've tried some more times with encryption and I've discovered that after the crash I couldn't do anything with the encrypted partition — not even deleting it —; trying to do so, by running the installer again or using fdisk, would return me a "busy device" error; the only way was to do a reboot.

So, where can I go from here? Knowing that the problem is with the encrypted partition, should I assume I can't encrypt it at all or there's some way?

Thank you very much for your time and attention.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:28 pm 
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In my experience, the function to encrypt a disc in conjunction with the ubiquity installer has ALWAYS been VERY buggy. This is an upstream issue. In fact, I've debated changing the text to '"Encrypt this disc (Experimental)."

You might have a look at these alternative encryption options. Me, I never bother with encrypting the drive where the OS is located, but only an external drive.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:04 am 
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Stephen Ewen wrote:
In my experience, the function to encrypt a disc in conjunction with the ubiquity installer has ALWAYS been VERY buggy. This is an upstream issue. In fact, I've debated changing the text to '"Encrypt this disc (Experimental)."

You might have a look at these alternative encryption options. Me, I never bother with encrypting the drive where the OS is located, but only an external drive.

Thank you very much for your help.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:02 pm 
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Lucas S wrote:
Hello everyone.
I'm trying to install Uberstudent 3.0 on my notebook — 320gb hdd, 2gb ram; AMD Radeon HD 6310 etc. — using a bootable USB stick that I've created from the ISO I've downloaded on the official website, using first, LinuxLive USB Creator software and then Universal USB Installer.
Using both of the programs I had the same problem: I can take the installer, with no problems at all, until the time zone screen (I could eventually take it the the keyboard map screen, two or three times) when it crashes. Every time I'm given this message saying that, after the installer finish, there will be a screen where I can fill in a bug report, which also never happens.


I get the same error, when trying to install. The console first gives error messages about being unable to create the German locale I chose for installation, but I'm not sure that is the reason for the crash.
I am not trying to encrypt the disc here.
I have Win7 on the first 2 partitions, then the ext4 partition for US and Swap inside an extended one.

Code:
~$ sudo fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sdb: 250.1 GB, 250059350016 bytes
255 Köpfe, 63 Sektoren/Spur, 30401 Zylinder, zusammen 488397168 Sektoren
Einheiten = Sektoren von 1 × 512 = 512 Bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Festplattenidentifikation: 0x0002b063

   Gerät  boot.     Anfang        Ende     Blöcke   Id  System
/dev/sdb1            2048      206847      102400    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sdb2          206848   164046847    81920000    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sdb3       164048894   484300366   160125736+   5  Erweiterte
/dev/sdb5   *   164048896   317648505    76799805   83  Linux
/dev/sdb6       317650944   329938943     6144000   82  Linux Swap / Solaris
/dev/sdb7       329940992   484300366    77179687+  83  Linux


US is supposed to go on /dev/sdb5.

Stephen Ewen wrote:
In my experience, the function to encrypt a disc in conjunction with the ubiquity installer has ALWAYS been VERY buggy. This is an upstream issue.

The same version of Ubiquity is used in Zorin OS, and it crashed on me with the same error. The Linux Mint Debian Edition installed fine to this very same partition I would now be overwriting with US. Do they use something different for LMDE?

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Can you give me some help? Just ask for any detail and I'll be happy to fill in the spaces.
Thank you very much.

Same here!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:53 pm 
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LMDE does not use ubiquity but the Debian installer.

Have you tried installing in English and then installing the German locale?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:14 am 
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Stephen Ewen wrote:
Have you tried installing in English and then installing the German locale?

Chosing the English locale worked, I now have US installed on my PC!
I can't find instructions on how to install the german locale though.

On a wishlist I'd make for the installer of any and all distros, I'd put:
- Always let me chose whether or not to install the bootloader
- Let me label partitions, at least the root one.
- don't start applying irretrievable changes before I'm done chosing the whole setup. First, show me a summary of all the pending operations and give me the option chance to review and/or confirm.


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