DASD drives can only hold 3 partitions

Bug #1595495 reported by Dimitri John Ledkov on 2016-06-23
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
partman-base (Ubuntu)
High
Dimitri John Ledkov
Xenial
High
Dimitri John Ledkov

Bug Description

[Impact]

 * DASD drives have two types ECKD and FBA.
 * ECKD have been made to use dasd partition table by default, however can be used with msdos partition table
 * FBA devices use msdos partition table by default
 * Both types of drives can only hold 3 partitions
 * However parted/partman default to using logical partitions with default installation recipe, thus exploading instalations.

[Test Case]

 * Start the installer, activate ECKD and/or FBA devices
 * In case of ECKD choose to use msdos partition table (label)
 * The installer should only create primary partitions, and not offer to create logical partitions in any way

Changed in partman-base (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in partman-base (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in partman-base (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in partman-base (Ubuntu Xenial):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in partman-base (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox)
Changed in partman-base (Ubuntu Xenial):
assignee: nobody → Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package partman-base - 187ubuntu3

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partman-base (187ubuntu3) yakkety; urgency=medium

  * On s390[x], Prevent using extended partitions on DASD drives that can
    only hold 3 partitions. Parted doesn't have special knowledge about
    that and claims that msdos partition table on DASD drives can hold
    usual maximum number of partitions types. LP: #1595495.

 -- Dimitri John Ledkov <email address hidden> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:06:00 +0100

Changed in partman-base (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in partman-base (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Triaged → In Progress

Hello Dimitri, or anyone else affected,

Accepted partman-base into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/partman-base/187ubuntu2.1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in partman-base (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

Performed automated installation on an FBA device, and it now works correctly.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package partman-base - 187ubuntu2.1

---------------
partman-base (187ubuntu2.1) xenial; urgency=medium

  * On s390[x], Prevent using extended partitions on DASD drives that can
    only hold 3 partitions. Parted doesn't have special knowledge about
    that and claims that msdos partition table on DASD drives can hold
    usual maximum number of partitions types. LP: #1595495.

 -- Dimitri John Ledkov <email address hidden> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:06:00 +0100

Changed in partman-base (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for partman-base has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

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