Public bug reported: I installed from the 17.10.1 ISO and ran into a bunch of weird issues which may or may not be related. If I can provide any additional information to help track down any of these, or if any of them should be split into separate bugs, please assist me in doing the right thing.
I did an install with the default partitioning settings, without LVM or disk encryption. At the end of the install, it informed me that grub- install /dev/dm-0 had failed, without giving me any information at all about the cause of the failure, and asked what I should do. At that point I attempted to have it run grub-install /dev/sda and grub-install /dev/sda1, the other choices that were offered, and both of them failed as well. After this I had to boot the live CD again, go into "try" mode instead of "install" mode, and use Boot-Repair as described at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair to fix grub. This worked fine, and I was able to boot the newly installed system afterward. However, after doing this I discovered that some programs would not run because they said shared libraries were not missing. This turned out to be a more general problem than just missing shared libraries: for some reason, many package files were missing from my hard disk. I ended up using debsums to get a list of all missing files, pulling the package names from that list, and reinstalling all of those packages. I have no idea how all these files ended up missing. I didn't notice any errors during the install which would explain it. After this, I tried to run an ansible playbook locally that calls apt- get install (i.e., that uses the "apt" ansible module), and this caused ansible-playbook to consume 100% of CPU until I ctrl-C'd the ansible- playbook process. Upon further investigation I found that the root cause of this was that there was a line for the install cdrom left at the beginning of /etc/apt/sources.list, which I had to remove by hand. Overall, not a smooth install experience. ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10 Package: ubiquity 17.10.10 ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-36.40-generic 4.13.13 Uname: Linux 4.13.0-36-generic x86_64 NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_uvm nvidia ApportVersion: 2.20.7-0ubuntu3.7 Architecture: amd64 CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME Date: Fri Feb 23 00:10:38 2018 ProcEnviron: TERM=xterm-256color PATH=(custom, no user) XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set> LANG=en_US.UTF-8 SHELL=/bin/bash SourcePackage: ubiquity UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) ** Affects: ubiquity (Ubuntu) Importance: Undecided Status: New ** Tags: amd64 apport-bug artful -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu Bugs, which is subscribed to Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1751195 Title: 17.10.1 installer fails to run grub-install, many files missing after install To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1751195/+subscriptions -- ubuntu-bugs mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-bugs