Partitioner's choice is usb drive when installing from usb stick instead of /dev/sda (hard drive)

Bug #1067966 reported by stlubuntu on 2012-10-18
This bug affects 2 people
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I also experienced this bug while performing a desktop install using the 32-bit (and 64-bit separately) desktop 12.04.1 livecd installers. Both images (as they are all now isohybrid) were written to a usb stick (2GB) using dd. At the partitioning stage, it asked where to install the MBR and the default choice was /dev/sdb (which was the usb stick from which it was being installed.) /dev/sda was the sole hard drive installed (PATA drives.)

The expected behavior would be to default to /dev/sda or the first hard drive and not the usb stick from which it was being installed.

This appears to be a regression from Ubuntu 10.04 when it did not occur. If the user does not catch this, the fresh install is unbootable and drops to a grub> prompt when attempting to boot.

Description: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
Release: 12.04

  Installed: 2.10.20
  Candidate: 2.10.20
  Version table:
 *** 2.10.20 0
        500 precise-updates/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2.10.16 0
        500 precise/main i386 Packages

Thanks for your work on this project.

Kind Regards.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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