Unclear which part of disk will be allocated to Ubuntu when installing alongside other operating systems

Bug #1084547 reported by Kamal on 2012-11-29
This bug affects 20 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
elementary OS
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When installing Ubuntu alongside other operating systems, there is a step of the install asking to "Allocate drive space by dragging the divider below".
You are presented with two sections but it's unclear which one contains Windows and which one is going to contain Ubuntu.
See also http://askubuntu.com/questions/150550/installing-ubuntu-with-windows-which-is-left-and-right-when-allocating-space

Kamal (kalotus) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. It seems that your bug report is not filed about a specific source package though, rather it is just filed against Ubuntu in general. It is important that bug reports be filed about source packages so that people interested in the package can find the bugs about it. You can find some hints about determining what package your bug might be about at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage. You might also ask for help in the #ubuntu-bugs irc channel on Freenode.

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tags: added: bot-comment
Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Thank you 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 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage . I have classified this bug as a bug in ubiquity.

When reporting bugs in the future please use apport by using 'ubuntu-bug' and the name of the package affected. You can learn more about this functionality at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs.

affects: ubuntu → ubiquity (Ubuntu)
tags: added: needs-design precise quantal
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

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

I have experienced this on my newly built desktop PC with the Ubuntu 12.04.1 64-bit live-cd, so just set it to also affect me.

David (davisein-registro) wrote :

It affects me in Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit. It is a dangerous bug that surprises new users seriously. My friend would have stopped installing Ubuntu if I don't look the answer http://askubuntu.com/questions/150550/installing-ubuntu-with-windows-which-is-left-and-right-when-allocating-space and assure him that even if there is a problem I can change the decision after.

It should be fixed and possible update the iso's available. If it happens it prevents the user for knowing what are they installing.

Eduard Gotwig (gotwig) wrote :

If you want to install Ubuntu alongside other operating systems, such as elementary or linux mint, the same problem persists.

I changed the description and the title.

summary: Unclear which part of disk will be allocated to Ubuntu when installing
- alongside Windows
+ alongside other operating systems
description: updated
Changed in elementaryos:
status: New → Confirmed
James Gifford (jamesgifford) wrote :

this *really* should be fixed sooner, rather than later. Where to start?

jatin sachdeva (jatin-sachdeva) wrote :

This issue is still present in raring 13.04 beta. Its plain silly I need to look up the internet on another computer to figure this out in the middle of an install!

Erlend Sogge Heggen (erlendsh) wrote :

Was also just hit by this one when installing Lubuntu. I was lucky enough to have another computer hooked up to the internet handy. Not everyone will be so fortunate.

Jason Robinson (jaywink) wrote :

Just installing using the 13.10 latest daily build and this is very confusing :P

tags: added: saucy
Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

??? this has been fixed in saucy release.

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