Rescue mode doesn't execute shell against proper partition

Bug #1040297 reported by Nicholas Skaggs on 2012-08-22
This bug affects 1 person
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debian-installer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When using rescue mode on the 12.04.1 images on a disk which contrained 2 seperate installations of ubuntu (both 64-bit, with the 64-bit alt image), executing a shell against the proper root filesytems always executed a shell against the first root filesystem.

The disk contained several partitions. /dev/sda1 contained precise. /dev/sda5 contained quantal.

For example, executing a shell against /dev/sda1 gave me a precise chroot. Executing a shell against /dev/sda5 still gave me the chroot of /dev/sda1. Executing a root shell and chroot'ing against /target also always resulted in chrooting into precise (/dev/sda1), even when I selected /dev/sda5.

Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

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tags: added: iso-testing
Nicholas Skaggs (nskaggs) wrote :

I have tried to rec-reate this and I'm unable to do so using 32-bit new installations.. Considering incomplete until can recreate.

Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
summary: - Rescue mode doesn't execute shell agsint proper partition
+ Rescue mode doesn't execute shell against proper partition
Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for debian-installer (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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