In installation, gui falsely claims there are no other users/OSs that can be imported

Bug #786318 reported by Christopher Barrington-Leigh on 2011-05-21
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
migration-assistant (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I installed 11.04 in a partition next to 11.04. I set /home to the existing /home partition. Yet the install process for 11.04 (all disks ext4) claimed there were no users to import. This keeps happening. What a pain to always have to recreate a second superuser, then transfer over / delete /or etc it later.
 Correct behaviour would be to find the user or not claim it had tried if it doesn't know how. It surely couldn't get easier than finding a linux user already on the /home partition, with /etc/passwd stuff on a same-distro linux partition?

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: gnome (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat May 21 13:40:11 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427.1)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: meta-gnome2
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

affects: meta-gnome2 (Ubuntu) → installation-guide (Ubuntu)
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2011-09-26
affects: installation-guide (Ubuntu) → migration-assistant (Ubuntu)
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