ppc64el lvm guided install: doesn't create /boot, and complains about it

Bug #1798436 reported by Andreas Hasenack on 2018-10-17
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partman-auto (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I'm following the "Install (Default + LVM) in Ubuntu Server ppc64el in Cosmic Daily" iso test and was surprised to be warned that my partitioning layout didn't include a /boot partition (see screenshot).

I was offered an option to not continue (the default), or ignore it and continue. If I continue, the installation finishes without further issues and the vm boots just fine.

Since I'm using the guided partitioning option, I'm expecting the installer to take care of such things. It should either create the /boot that it is complaining about, or not complain about it, since it seems to be working just fine.

When selecting the similar "lvm + encryption" option, I don't get warned about a missing /boot.

Andreas Hasenack (ahasenack) 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

Confirming, I saw this too. It's partman-auto not doing what it should, and it should be easy enough to fix the recipe (although there undoubtly are other bugs that will show up then).

LVM+multipath on ppc64el has been broken for a while, unfortunately...

affects: ubiquity (Ubuntu) → partman-auto (Ubuntu)
Changed in partman-auto (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
Andreas Hasenack (ahasenack) wrote :

This seems fixed in the 20181017.2 image.

Changed in partman-auto (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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