lack of feedback about disk selection by biggest_free

Bug #108164 reported by zuvan on 2007-04-20
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

    1: mount point dialog box in manual partitioner does not give a list of mount points when you try to drop down the list box when doing manual partitioning.

    2: Forward button on installer dialog box does not respond to mouse clicks, same as in 6.10. The Forward button at the (I believe its the prepare disk space dialog box) stops responding to mouse clicks. Moving the dialog box makes it come alive again. Tried this on several different systems.

    3: I have two disks with unformatted space. In the 6.10 installer after selecting "largest contiguous free space" I was asked which disk. Now there is no telling where its going to install. This lack of feedback at the "prepare disk space" point in the install was already the mysterious-scary part of the install, especially for people new to Ubuntu who don't know exactly what is going to happen when the Forward button is hit at that point. I appreciate very much that things are changing, but this change seems like a step backwards. Also, its pretty silly to see the partitioner default to resizing the windows partition when it has hundreds of megabytes of free space available.

    Thanks for all the work on a great operating system.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at . I have classified this bug as a bug in ubiquity.

Evan (ev) wrote :

Point number two is a long-standing bug in GTK:

I agree with part of your third point. The partitioner definitely doesn't always choose what some might consider the best route forward for the default selection, however it does tell you on the install confirmation page exactly what partitions will be modified.

Evan (ev) on 2007-09-25
Changed in ubiquity:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Point one is bug 85713, and will be addressed in Ubuntu 8.04. Point two was worked around in Ubiquity in Ubuntu 7.10.

Since the others are handled elsewhere, I'll retitle this bug to reflect just your third point.

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