PCLinuxOS 2017 Installation Error



  • Attempting to install PCLinuxOS 2017 as a VM on KVM and I get this error:

    The "draklive-install" program has crashed with the following error:
    
      open2: exec of /mnt/install/bin/grub2-mkpasswd-pbkdf2 failed at /usr/lib/libDrakX/bootloader.pm line 1827.
      	...propagated at /usr/lib/libDrakX/any.pm line 267.
      Perl's trace:
      drakbug::bug_handler() called from /usr/lib/libDrakX/any.pm:267
      any::installBootloader() called from /usr/lib/libDrakX/any.pm:237
      any::setupBootloaderUntilInstalled() called from /usr/sbin/draklive-install:340
      main::setup_bootloader() called from /usr/sbin/draklive-install:71
      main::install_live() called from /usr/sbin/draklive-install:43
    
    Used theme: Blue-Submarine
    
    Please report this to the PCLinuxOS forum.
    

    Using IDE instead of VirtIO storage device as this happened with that, too.



  • Got it working. It is something with GRUB2 portion of the installer code, it has a bug in it. The LILO portion of the code does as well. Use the old GRUB portion and it installs just fine. Quirky, but it works.



  • Tried without ACPI and APIC, but same results.



  • @scottalanmiller Did you try a different input device? I've had odd problems like this caused by the default input devices on KVM.



  • Got it working. It is something with GRUB2 portion of the installer code, it has a bug in it. The LILO portion of the code does as well. Use the old GRUB portion and it installs just fine. Quirky, but it works.