Installer Crashed

After reminiscing about the past few years in the last two postings, it’s back to business after the installation of the new release of Linux Mint 16 (Petra) went pear shaped.

Everything in the installation was going just fine – until a pop-up window announced “Installer crashed (as superuser)”. The message went on to indicate: “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…” Well, there are at least two bugs in this system – the installer – and the integrated bug reporting tool.

The latter problem was that there was no evidence of the existence of a bug reporting tool. There was no further indication of what to do – no bug reporting tool launched – , and no obvious place to seek such a tool. This isn’t a new problem. Back in 2011, Katyanewb asked where is the “integrated bug reporting tool?”, evidently with little success.

Similarly, the “installer crashed” problem isn’t particularly new, with reports of precisely the same error message going back several years. Many and varied solutions have been proposed.

For what it’s worth, the one that worked for me was simply to run Boot Repair. It seems that Mint’s installer does create the proper disk partition(s), and loads the relevant files; it just had some problem with establishing an appropriate grub boot menu.

Installing and running Boot Repair fixed this on my system and Mint 16 is now running flawlessly – well – at least until I come across the next issue!

References:

Repairing GRUB
https://linuxnorth.wordpress.com/2012/02/07/repairing-grub/

Boot-Repair
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair

Linux Mint 16 “Petra” MATE released!
http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2493

Linux Mint 16 Petra – P-p-p-perfect!
http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/linux-mint-petra.html

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