Comment 0 for bug 1773610

Lubuntu 18.10 Cosmic

In doing a manual install, I always format the '/' root partition, but leave all others alone.

Thus for all others, I kept the partition edit option at "Keep".

After changing the partition for '/' to "Format", I noticed that there was no display column for "Format?" as there is for gparted, to see at a glance which partitions were to be formatted.
Therefore, I went back and edited the partition, and found that the option was no longer "Format", but had reverted to "Keep".
I tried several times to change it to "Format", and each time it reverted to "Keep".

When I decided to go ahead with the install anyway, I was presented with a list of tasks to be effected, the first five (!) of which were "Format sdb_ as "/" (or some such wording).
I hope that it did not actually format the partition 5 times (but it did seem to take a while!).

$ uname -a
Linux scott-Asus-M2N68-AM-Plus 4.15.0-22-generic #24-Ubuntu SMP Wed May 16 12:15:17 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$lsb_release -dsc
Ubuntu Cosmic Cuttlefish (development branch)

$ apt-cache policy calamares
  Installed: 3.2.0-1
  Candidate: 3.2.0-1
  Version table:
 *** 3.2.0-1 500
        500 cosmic/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

$ apt-cache policy partitionmanager
  Installed: 3.3.1-2
  Candidate: 3.3.1-2
  Version table:
 *** 3.3.1-2 500
        500 cosmic/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status