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    ubiquity install wizard crashes; cannot install ubuntu-MATE 18.04.4

    I've tried several times now to install Ubuntu-MATE version 1804.4 from a live USB.

    Every time I hit "install," nothing happens. A circle spins for a few seconds, then stops.


    I get an error message saying that ubiquity has crashed.


    In the terminal I checked for ubiquity using:

    Code:
    dpkg -l ubuiquity 
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install ubiquity
    and saw that the live USB already has the latest version of ubuquity, which is 18.04.14.14.

    I have a System76 Wild Dog, 64-bit desktop workstation, 4-core Q9650 3GHz, 8 GB ram. It has a BIOS, not UEFI.


    Graphics: PNY Nvidia GeForce GTS 450, driver v. 367.44.
    OSs: Ubuntu-MATE 16.04 & 14.04. Drives: 2 960-GB Sandisk SSDs.

    I want to install Ubuntu-MATE 18.04.4 onto one of the SSDs (A standalone 960-GB SSD in an enclosure, that I later want to move into the Desktop box and boot directly from.)


    Here is some of the lengthy error message report:


    ExecutablePath:
    /usr/lib/ubiquity/bin/ubiquity


    Package:
    ubiquity 18.04.14.14


    ProblemType:
    Crash


    Title:
    ubiquity crashed with PermissionError in___init___(): [Errno 13]
    Permission denied '/cdrom/.disk/info'




    How can I get a functioning ubiquity in the live USB and get the install wizard to open so I can complete the installation?
    Metal: System76 Wild Dog, 64-bit, 4-core Q9650 3GHz, 8 GB ram.
    Graphics: PNY Nvidia GF106 [GeForce GTS 450], driver Nvidia v. 390.132.
    OS:
    Ubuntu Mate 18.04.4. Drives: two 960-GB Sandisk SSDs.
    I use: Vim, not gedit; Zsh, not bash.

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    Re: ubiquity install wizard crashes; cannot install ubuntu-MATE 18.04.4

    SOLVED: My live USB drive itself had permissions enabled for user only.

    I created read and execute permissions for group and other:

    chmod go+rx /media/name-of-live-USB-stick
    Metal: System76 Wild Dog, 64-bit, 4-core Q9650 3GHz, 8 GB ram.
    Graphics: PNY Nvidia GF106 [GeForce GTS 450], driver Nvidia v. 390.132.
    OS:
    Ubuntu Mate 18.04.4. Drives: two 960-GB Sandisk SSDs.
    I use: Vim, not gedit; Zsh, not bash.

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