m-a fails to detect xp install on second partition

Bug #110602 reported by Stephen Drake on 2007-04-27
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
migration-assistant (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: migration-assistant

I'm installing Ubuntu 7.04 Desktop cd on a HP Compaq Presario SR1139uk. It has a pre-existing factory installation of Windows XP with two partitions. The first is recognised as /dev/hdc1 with a FAT32 filesystem. The second as /dev/hdc2 with NTFS , which has the XP system files and user settings.

During install I resized the second partition as guided and it created swap and root partitions in the freed space. Next the migration assistant started and was unable to find the Windows user account. I restarted the live cd and tried again, but it won't detect the accounts on hdc2.

I will attach the log files.

Stephen Drake (spd106) wrote :
Stephen Drake (spd106) wrote :
Stephen Drake (spd106) wrote :
Evan (ev) on 2007-06-05
Changed in migration-assistant:
assignee: nobody → evand
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed

I had the same problem as described here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/migration-assistant/+bug/85222

"The migration-assistant isn't crashing for me, but it can not read my Windows install:

"There were no users or operating systems suitable for importing from."

:~/$ sudo os-prober
/dev/sda1:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition:Windows:chain

This is the official 7.04 CD that was shipped via https://shipit.ubuntu.com

Evan (ev) wrote :

migration-assistant currently does not work when the registry settings it needs are on a different windows drive. I'm marking this as a wishlist bug and will track the progress of implementing that feature here.

Changed in migration-assistant:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Gaspard Leon (gaspard.leon) wrote :

My windows installation is on my first SCSI drive (have IDE, SCSI and SATA drives)

and the IDE drive is "first" drive

migration-assistant does not know about windows on the first scsi drive. so I can't migrate my settings..

not a problem for me (just copy files I need etc manually) but maybe the program could scan each drive for a "Windows" folder or a "Documents and Settings" or ntuser.dat (in every profile folder)



Gaspard Leon (gaspard.leon) wrote :

PS: this is with 7.10

Evan (ev) on 2011-02-08
Changed in migration-assistant (Ubuntu):
assignee: Evan Dandrea (ev) → nobody
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