Can't select which drive to resize when using "install alongside" in Trusty

Bug #1262824 reported by Erick Brunzell on 2013-12-19
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This bug affects 7 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

Just following up on bug #1260473 and in addition to not being able to resize the selected partition you can't select which drive to use if more than one drive exists if using the install alongside option.

However, with the same installation media, I can choose which drive to use if using the entire disc option so I suspect the two bugs are related or perhaps even duplicates.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: ubiquity 2.17.2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.12.0-7.15-generic 3.12.4
Uname: Linux 3.12.0-7-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.12.7-0ubuntu2
Architecture: i386
CasperVersion: 1.336ubuntu1
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Thu Dec 19 13:42:40 2013
InstallCmdLine: file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu-gnome.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash -- maybe-ubiquity
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu-GNOME 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" - Alpha i386 (20131219)
ProcEnviron:
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 XDG_RUNTIME_DIR=<set>
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Erick Brunzell (lbsolost) wrote :
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:
http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1262824

tags: added: iso-testing
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
summary: - Can't select which drive to resize when using "install alondside" in
+ Can't select which drive to resize when using "install alongside" in
Trusty
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
tags: added: rls-t-incoming
Erick Brunzell (lbsolost) wrote :

I filed duplicate bug #1298311 in hopes that a simpler drive configuration would make it easier to reproduce this ........... just saying :^)

Erick Brunzell (lbsolost) wrote :

This is likely a duplicate of bug #1240622 or vice versa.

tags: added: ubuntu-gnome
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Yes, the underlying resize_use_free implementation in partman-auto has only ever supported selecting a single disk. To fix this, it would be necessary to refactor it to work something like some_device (so the choices script would only check that it can work at all, while the do_option script would offer a selection of the relevant disks), and then ensure that ubiquity still works with the amended flow.

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