HPFS/NTFS partitions not showed

Bug #962972 reported by Fabio Marconi on 2012-03-23
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
os-prober (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

On the disk are present only two ntfs partitions created by win8 installer.
Ubiquity don-t respect partman suggestion and propose to delete the intere disk
If we instead choose Other, we can see the ntfs partitions.
See attached screenshot

ProblemType: BugDistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: ubiquity 2.10.0 [modified: lib/partman/automatically_partition/question]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-20.32-generic 3.2.12
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-20-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.95-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.312
Date: Fri Mar 23 10:19:30 2012
InstallCmdLine: noprompt cdrom-detect/try-usb=true persistent file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash -- maybe-ubiquityLiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha amd64 (20120323)SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :
description: updated
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
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

It detects the NTFS partition fine; it just doesn't detect that the second one has anything to do with Windows.

Can you run 'sudo grub-mount /dev/sda2 /mnt' and then post:

 * ls /mnt
 * the file /mnt/boot/bcd

affects: ubiquity (Ubuntu) → os-prober (Ubuntu)
Changed in os-prober (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Hello Colin
I've alredy performed the Ubuntu installation using manual partitioning, then I will attach the requested files from the installed system, from then I reinstall windows8, then I will attach the files from the live session.

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

njin@njin-K8NF4G-SATA2:~$ sudo grub-mount /dev/sda2 /mnt
[sudo] password for njin:
njin@njin-K8NF4G-SATA2:~$ ls /mnt
ls: cannot access /mnt: Permission denied
njin@njin-K8NF4G-SATA2:~$ sudo ls /mnt
a $LogFile swapfile.sys
$AttrDef $MFT System Volume Information
$BadClus $MFTMirr ubuntu
$Bitmap pagefile.sys $UpCase
$Boot PerfLogs Users
bootmgr ProgramData $Volume
BOOTNXT Program Files Windows
Documents and Settings Program Files (x86) Windows.old
$Extend $Recycle.Bin Windows.old.000
hiberfil.sys $Secure

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :
  • BCD Edit (28.0 KiB, application/octet-stream)

The requested file isn't in sda2 but in sda1

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :
Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

I found an easy workaround for bug 961707

Changed in os-prober (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
description: updated
summary: - HPFS/NTFS not detected
+ HPFS/NTFS partitions not showed
Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

from live session:

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo ls /mnt
$AttrDef $Extend ProgramData $UpCase
$BadClus hiberfil.sys Program Files Users
$Bitmap $LogFile Program Files (x86) $Volume
$Boot $MFT $Recycle.Bin Windows
bootmgr $MFTMirr $Secure
BOOTNXT pagefile.sys swapfile.sys
Documents and Settings PerfLogs System Volume Information

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Ops, sorry #10 not valid

from live session:

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo grub-mount /dev/sda2 /mnt
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo ls /mnt
$AttrDef $Extend ProgramData ubuntu
$BadClus hiberfil.sys Program Files $UpCase
$Bitmap $LogFile Program Files (x86) Users
$Boot $MFT $Recycle.Bin $Volume
bootmgr $MFTMirr $Secure Windows
BOOTNXT pagefile.sys swapfile.sys wubildr
Documents and Settings PerfLogs System Volume Information wubildr.mbr

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

^Cubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo umount /mnt/
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt
ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ ls /mnt
Boot bootmgr BOOTNXT BOOTSECT.BAK Recovery System Volume Information

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :
  • BCD Edit (28.0 KiB, application/octet-stream)
Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :
Changed in os-prober (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
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