PowerPC LVM wrongly reports lack of Apple boot partition

Bug #988496 reported by ojordan on 2012-04-25
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partman-newworld (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Using the Kubuntu Alternate Install ISO, I completed the "Install (entire disk with encryption)" testcase. As per the testcase I selected the "Guided - use entire disk and set up encrypted LVM" partition option.

I answered the various questions, enetering a passphrase, the amount of disk space to be used etc.

I was then warned that I had not setup an Apple bootstrap partition. However, reviewing the automated partitioning scheme setup there is a neworld boot partition allocated. It is on partition 2 outside the LVM as one would expect.

You are given the option to install anyway and doing so goes without a problem. In fact at the end of the installation you are asked whether you want to use partition 2 as the bootstrap partition. Saying yes to this completes the successful installation. The installed system boots fine.

My concern is that the warning message about the Apple boot partition is misleading. People may wrongly abort the installation.

Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

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tags: added: iso-testing
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2012-09-24
affects: debian-installer (Ubuntu) → partman-newworld (Ubuntu)
deutrino (deutrino) wrote :

This is still a problem in 14.04, confirmed on an iMac G5 during install of Lubuntu from alternate CD.

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