Ubiquity partitioner has hangs forever when checking NTFS partition for resize

Bug #411316 reported by Geoffrey G Wright on 2009-08-10
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One Hundred Papercuts
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partman-partitioning (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

This problem occurs at install so it's serious. I'm not sure it'd be trivial to fix but I think it would be trivial to put up a warning saying something is wrong.
The apparent cause of the problem is that partman is issuing a "ntfsresize --info --force --no-progress-bar" command just to gather basic information about the partition. It takes 6 minutes to complete.

Basically I'm referring to:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gparted/+bug/121943/comments/14

I haven't got to the bottom of the issue yet but it has prevented me from installing Ubuntu and Mint. (I'm running Crunchbang, an Ubuntu derivative.) I resized my NTFS partition and it's possible that some issue stemming from that causes Gparted to not start up anymore.

Resizing a partition is a typical pre-install task. It seems like the partition manager is fussy and doubtless there are issues with NTFS partitions and Linux but NTFS partitions are very common. It can't just hang, it has to tell me something.

Edit: I don't know if Ubiquity uses Gparted. Let's say 'partition manager' when referring to the install process.

The apparent cause of the problem is that GParted (or partition manager) is issuing a "ntfsresize --info --force --no-progress-bar" command just to gather basic information about the partition. It takes 6 minutes to complete.

Kamus (kamus) wrote :

reassigned to gparted package

affects: ubuntu → gparted (Ubuntu)
Sense Egbert Hofstede (sense) wrote :

I'm moving this bug to 'partman-partitioning' since you indicated that the problem was in the installer. The package 'partman-partitioning' is the application doing the NTFS partitioning for Ubiquity.

affects: gparted (Ubuntu) → partman-partitioning (Ubuntu)
Sense Egbert Hofstede (sense) wrote :

Thank you for bringing this bug to our attention. However, a paper cut should be a small usability issue , in the default Ubuntu 9.10 install , that affects many people and is quick and easy to fix. So this bug can't be addressed as part of the project.

The particular reasons for declining this bug as a papercut are that this is a bug that occurs when you do something not-common during the installation -- which only occurs once -- and the fact that this is no usability issue.
For further info about papercuts criteria , pls read > https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PaperCut

Don't worry though, This bug has been marked as "invalid" ONLY in the papercuts project.

Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Invalid
description: updated
summary: - Gparted has hangs forever with unmounted NTFS partition
+ Ubiquity partitioner has hangs forever when checking NTFS partition for
+ resize
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