20120423.1 Alternate PowerPC ISO image cannot resize partition

Bug #987764 reported by Lars Noodén on 2012-04-24
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debian-installer (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The 20120423.1 image comes up with the error:

"Partition disks
Resize operation failure
An error occurred while writing the changes to the storage devices.
The resize operation has been aborted."


1. Download image: http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/milestones/214/builds/15996/downloads
2. Verify MD5 checksum
3. Burn image to CD
4. Verify CD
5. Begin install and try to resize

Tried on two different media.

Lars Noodén (larsnooden) wrote :
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

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

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
description: updated
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Please attach /var/log/partman too.

Lars Noodén (larsnooden) wrote :

Wrong partman sorry. I will take a bit to get the right one back. The one I uploaded was from the wrong machine.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I deleted the wrong partman file to avoid any confusion.

Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Medium
Lars Noodén (larsnooden) wrote :
Lars Noodén (larsnooden) wrote :

The bug is reproducable each time.

SteVe Cook (yorvyk) wrote :

What type of partition are you trying to resize? HTFS, Ext4, etc.

Lars Noodén (larsnooden) wrote :

It should be EXT4 only. I wipe the HD the first time by installing to the entire disk, for the one test case, then later I go and try to do the other test case which is to resize the existing install:


ojordan (ojordan12345) wrote :

I've just done this with the latest Ubuntu Alternate ISO and didn't have a problem. My partition setup was:

Apple partition table
Apple boot partition
Ext 4

I split the ext4 50%. All was well.

SteVe Cook (yorvyk) wrote :

Using the image from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/daily/current/ and these instructions http://testcases.qa.ubuntu.com/Install/AlternateResize Everything appears to work OK on the automatic/50% resize.

Lars Noodén (larsnooden) wrote :

The daily/current and 20120423.1 are the same image:


Yesterday, I could get the error each time on the one machine but not on the other. Today, perhaps after the equipment has cooled down or something, I am able to resize during the installation.

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