[partition reuse] can't create new partitions in an already partitioned disk

Bug #1837217 reported by Paride Legovini on 2019-07-19
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curtin (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

This is certainly a known limitation at the present stage, however we may want to track it somewhere. The thing is: if a disk has existing partition and free, unpartitioned space, it is still not possible to create a new partition there (without wiping the partition table entirely). Likewise it is not possible to delete individual partitions from an already partitioned disk (a warning is given in this case).

I guess this is tricky to support; maybe less tricky with GPT partition tables.

Yeah this is a known limitation, and we should make it clear. Fixing
requires curtin changes too. And yes, I would really really like to pretend
MBR partition tables don't exist please :)

On Sat, 20 Jul 2019, 02:25 Paride Legovini, <email address hidden>
wrote:

> Public bug reported:
>
> This is certainly a known limitation at the present stage, however we
> may want to track it somewhere. The thing is: if a disk has existing
> partition and free, unpartitioned space, it is still not possible to
> create a new partition there (without wiping the partition table
> entirely). Likewise it is not possible to delete individual partitions
> from an already partitioned disk (a warning is given in this case).
>
> I guess this is tricky to support; maybe less tricky with GPT partition
> tables.
>
> ** Affects: subiquity
> Importance: Undecided
> Status: New
>
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> [partition reuse] can't create new partitions in an already
> partitioned disk
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Changed in subiquity:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
assignee: nobody → Michael Hudson-Doyle (mwhudson)
assignee: Michael Hudson-Doyle (mwhudson) → nobody
tags: added: reuse
Changed in curtin (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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