guided partitioning can create an uninstallable situation

Bug #364368 reported by Brian Murray on 2009-04-20
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
partman-auto (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: debian-installer

I was iso testing the i386 alternate CD of Ubuntu 9.04 dated 20090420.1 and choose the guided installation for my 5 GB hard drive and then choose to have a separate home partition. This ended up creating a 1.3 GB or so root partition which I then was unable to complete my install on. I'd think that there would be a warning if one's root partition was too small or something.

Attached is a screenshot of what the partitioner came up with for me.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Dependencies:

DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.04
Package: debian-installer None [modified: /var/lib/dpkg/info/debian-installer.list]
ProcEnviron:
 SHELL=/bin/zsh
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
SourcePackage: debian-installer
Uname: Linux 2.6.28-11-generic x86_64
UnreportableReason: This is not a genuine Ubuntu package

Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2009-04-22
affects: debian-installer (Ubuntu) → partman-auto (Ubuntu)
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2009-04-22
Changed in partman-auto (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged

I've installed Karmic-alpha which I downloaded today.
The harddisk is 160 GB. The first partition was a WinXP recovery partition with about 17 GB. The second partition covered the rest of the harddisk.
I chost to let the installer automaticaly create the partitions for the installation.
The root filesystem of resulting system had 100 MB (of 2.4 GB) free. The swap partition was about 100 MB (as far as I remember).

tags: added: iso-testing
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