default to logical if a primary partition already exists

Bug #218938 reported by Colin Watson on 2008-04-17
2
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
partman-partitioning (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Colin Watson

Bug Description

Binary package hint: partman-partitioning

Given the harsh constraints on primary partitions in the MS-DOS partition table format, I think it would make sense when creating a partition to default to logical rather than primary if that's possible and a primary partition already exists.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2008-04-17
Changed in partman-partitioning:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package partman-partitioning - 59ubuntu6

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partman-partitioning (59ubuntu6) intrepid; urgency=low

  * When creating a new partition, default to logical if a primary partition
    already exists, since there are stricter constraints on primary
    partitions and the only real reasons for them are Microsoft operating
    systems or boot partitions (LP: #218938).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Tue, 16 Sep 2008 14:21:03 +0100

Changed in partman-partitioning:
status: New → Fix Released
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2008-09-30
Changed in ubiquity:
assignee: nobody → kamion
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubiquity - 1.10.4

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ubiquity (1.10.4) intrepid; urgency=low

  [ Colin Watson ]
  * Only show the "EFI boot partition" option while creating a partition if
    the current hardware supports it usefully.
  * When creating a new partition, default to logical if a primary partition
    already exists, since there are stricter constraints on primary
    partitions and the only real reasons for them are Microsoft operating
    systems or boot partitions (LP: #218938).
  * Fix intltool handling; po/Makefile.in.in was still coming from gettext.
    Pass no-xml to IT_PROG_INTLTOOL so that we don't need to build-depend on
    libxml-parser-perl.
  * Check whether log files exist before copying them (thanks, Vitaly
    Petrov; see LP #279003).
  * Adjust live filesystem mounting for Debian (thanks, Vitaly Petrov; see
    LP #279003).
  * Reconfigure splashy (thanks, Vitaly Petrov; see LP #279003).

  [ Evan Dandrea ]
  * Accurately place and calculate the total size of the new partitions
    (LP: #271512).
  * Calculate the allocation for the labels after adding a new segment in
    segmented_bar (LP: #271554).
  * Do not remove the files for packages that will break other packages when
    removed (LP: #276657).
  * Fix a crash in the noninteractive frontend due to missing auto_login
    functions.
  * Automatic update of included source packages: partman-ext3
    52ubuntu3, partman-jfs 26ubuntu2, partman-reiserfs 41ubuntu3,
    partman-xfs 41ubuntu2, user-setup 1.20ubuntu8.
  * Automatic update of included source packages: partman-efi 18ubuntu1.

  [ Emmet Hikory ]
  * Build partman-efi udebs for amd64 and lpia
  * Build grub-installer udeb for lpia (LP: #277225)

 -- Evan Dandrea <email address hidden> Wed, 08 Oct 2008 14:01:39 -0400

Changed in ubiquity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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