On armel platforms, side-by-side installation should not be a standard option due to lack of user interface at boot.

Bug #550963 reported by Tobin Davis on 2010-03-29
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
partman-auto (Ubuntu)
Colin Watson
Colin Watson

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

On armel platforms, side-by-side installation should only be available in advanced partitioning menu as there is no user interactive bootloader at this time. Users that install side-by-side need to either have multiple different SD cards per kernel & image (babbage3), or have a serial port console monitor along with uboot know-how to boot different images from the same physical drive (dove). Both of these methods should not be available to the casual user, especially as a default option.

Tobin Davis (gruemaster) on 2010-03-29
tags: added: armel
tags: added: iso-testing
Paul Larson (pwlars) on 2010-04-07
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Triaged
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2010-04-09
affects: ubiquity (Ubuntu) → partman-auto (Ubuntu)
Changed in partman-auto (Ubuntu Lucid):
assignee: nobody → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package partman-auto - 89ubuntu5

partman-auto (89ubuntu5) lucid; urgency=low

  * Don't offer resize_use_free on armel (LP: #550963).
 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Fri, 09 Apr 2010 12:35:15 +0100

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