Rescue mode shows more partitions that those that are available as root partitions

Bug #613510 reported by Ara Pulido on 2010-08-04
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
rescue (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: debian-installer

Testing Maverick Alpha 3

I have the following partition map:

sda1 (/)
------> sda5 (swap)

In the rescue mode menu, it should only appear sda1 as possible root file system, but instead it shows the three options (sda1, sda2 and sda5.

Obviously, only the first one does not fail when selected as root filesystem.

Ara Pulido (ara) on 2010-08-04
Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
tags: added: iso-testing
Ara Pulido (ara) wrote :

That happens in Lucid (10.04.1) as well

Greg Beam (ki7mt) wrote :

Confirmed 10.04.1.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

This is debatable. One of the issues with trying to do smarter detection here is that, practically by definition, if you're using rescue mode then something is broken and you're trying to recover from it. I don't want to try to second-guess too much the set of things that might be wrong with your filesystem, and some of those things might involve it being detected incorrectly.

It might be worth at least showing the detected filesystem type.

affects: debian-installer (Ubuntu) → rescue (Ubuntu)
Changed in rescue (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

I wonder if this isn't about friendly recovery and not the rescue source package.

Changed in friendly-recovery (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

No, it's about rescue.

Changed in friendly-recovery (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2012-09-27
no longer affects: friendly-recovery (Ubuntu)
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