Ubiquity crashes with mount points that are FAT16/32

Bug #1770093 reported by Adam Smith on 2018-05-09
This bug affects 1 person
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partman-basicfilesystems (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Hi, I've used ubiquity as an installer for the Raspberry Pi 2/3. One of the quirks of the Pi is its need for a FAT formatted boot partition. The Pi packages (flash-kernel etc) expect this to be mounted at /boot/firmware. However if I give ubiquity this mount point then it soon crashes.

I believe the problem is to do with the mount options that are automatically given to fat partitions. I've solved this by applying a patch to the partman-basicfilesystems package. Please see attached.

I'm not sure whether this is the correct fix, or a more generic fix should be applied to ubiquity and FAT partitions.

Adam Smith (adamsmith) wrote :

The attachment "Patch for partman-basicfilesystems" seems to be a patch. If it isn't, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are a member of the ~ubuntu-reviewers, unsubscribe the team.

[This is an automated message performed by a Launchpad user owned by ~brian-murray, for any issues please contact him.]

tags: added: patch
Adam Smith (adamsmith) wrote :

Apologies, it appears the filename path is missing from the patch. The file is fstab.d/basic

Simon Quigley (tsimonq2) wrote :

Unsubscribing the Ubuntu Sponsors Team from this bug report as there is nothing to sponsor; this patch needs to be reviewed and turned into a debdiff for that to happen.

Thank you for your work on this!

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

@Simon, I disagree with that, there is a patch and it's useful to have sponsors visiblity on it, I'm subscribing the team back, it's not because a patch isn't a debdiff including the packaging that it can't be reviewed/sponsored

no longer affects: ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Changed in partman-basicfilesystems (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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