Ubiquity shows one partition will be removed when no partitions exist on the selected drive

Bug #1271275 reported by Erick Brunzell
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I'm testing the Ubuntu GNOME 20140121.1 amd64 image and selecting "entire disc" with two existing discs shows that one partition will be removed even though no partitions exist on the selected drive:

ubuntu-gnome@ubuntu-gnome:~$ sudo parted -l
Model: ATA WDC WD5000AAKS-0 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 500GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
 1 32.3kB 43.3GB 43.3GB primary ext4 boot
 2 43.3GB 86.2GB 42.8GB primary ext4
 3 86.2GB 129GB 43.0GB primary ext4
 4 129GB 500GB 371GB extended
18 129GB 151GB 21.8GB logical ext4
14 151GB 172GB 21.1GB logical ext4
15 172GB 193GB 21.1GB logical ext4
16 193GB 215GB 21.4GB logical ext4
17 215GB 236GB 21.4GB logical ext4
13 236GB 258GB 22.0GB logical ext4
12 258GB 280GB 21.6GB logical ext4
11 280GB 301GB 21.7GB logical ext4
10 301GB 323GB 21.8GB logical ext4
 5 323GB 365GB 42.0GB logical ext3
 6 365GB 407GB 41.9GB logical ext3
 7 407GB 481GB 74.2GB logical ext3
19 481GB 487GB 5583MB logical fat32
 8 487GB 498GB 10.7GB logical ext3
 9 498GB 500GB 2517MB logical linux-swap(v1)

Model: ATA WDC WD800BB-63JK (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 80.0GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags

Warning: Unable to open /dev/sr0 read-write (Read-only file system). /dev/sr0
has been opened read-only.
Error: Can't have a partition outside the disk!

Please see the attached screenshot.

BTW I quit the install to file this bug report but I'll relaunch ubiquity when I'm done.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: ubiquity 2.17.3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-5.20-generic 3.13.0
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-5-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.13.1-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.336ubuntu1
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Tue Jan 21 18:32:33 2014
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 amd64 (20140121.1)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Revision history for this message
Erick Brunzell (lbsolost) wrote :
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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:

tags: added: iso-testing
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Revision history for this message
Marcus Tomlinson (marcustomlinson) wrote :

This release of Ubuntu is no longer receiving maintenance updates. If this is still an issue on a maintained version of Ubuntu please let us know.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for ubiquity (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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