[Edgy RC] 20061025.1 Kubuntu i386 failed to create a user if you forget to format the partition and go back

Bug #68286 reported by Caroline Ford on 2006-10-25
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debian-installer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Installed from alternate CD using text mode. Didn't create a user leaving system unable to login.

Manual partitioning - all in one partition.

This only happens if you forget to format the installation partition. After warning you when you go back it misses out the create a user step and goes straight from formatting partitions to installing the base system..
This happens when you don't format the parition you are installing / to. After you have written the partition table you get a warning "The target filesystem contains files from a past installation.. Proceed with installation to unclean target?". Choose NO. You then get "Not installing to unclean target", you select GO BACK. You get a warning "Installation step failed. Failed step - install the base system". You are then presented with the main menu.

Partition disks
Configure time zone
Configure the clock
Set up users and passwords
Install the base system

You select partition disks and format the disk. The installation goes straight to install the base system, it doesn't set up a user.

Caroline Ford (secretlondon) wrote :
Caroline Ford (secretlondon) wrote :
Caroline Ford (secretlondon) wrote :
Caroline Ford (secretlondon) wrote :

/home contains no entries.

I'm not sure what else is useful.

Caroline Ford (secretlondon) wrote :
Caroline Ford (secretlondon) wrote :
Caroline Ford (secretlondon) wrote :

Second time around it was fine. I think I know what I did differently but am going to check.

description: updated
description: updated

as Caroline has failed to report resaults and her attempt to reproduce failed and edgy RC is very outdated, marking invalid

Changed in debian-installer:
status: New → Invalid
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