ubiquity does not split and resize partitions when told to

Bug #1307994 reported by Lars Noodén on 2014-04-15
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When told to instal the new system along side the old system, a window pops up where the new and old partitions can be sized. Ubiquity seems to do nothing after that, it just sits there with the disc mouse pointer spinning. Checking with Menu->Accessories->Disks shows that the old partitioning remains unchanged even after many minutes.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: ubiquity 2.18.4 [modified: lib/partman/automatically_partition/question]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-24.46-powerpc-smp 3.13.9
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-24-powerpc-smp ppc
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: powerpc
CasperVersion: 1.340
CurrentDesktop: LXDE
Date: Tue Apr 15 10:41:04 2014
InstallCmdLine: ro ramdisk_size=1048576 file=/cdrom/preseed/lubuntu.seed boot=casper quiet splash -- video=radeonfb:1280x854-32@60
LiveMediaBuild: Lubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release powerpc (20140414)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Lars Noodén (larsnooden) 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:

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

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

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

Bug is present in Trusty 20140722.2.

Auto resizing window shows the new partition, and the partitions can be changed by dragging, but the install button is grayed out and doesn't function.

Lars Noodén (larsnooden) wrote :

In 14.04.2 this bug exists. The slider can move and show the planned sizes of the partitions, but the button "Install Now" remains greyed out and unavailable.

Boris Reinhard (reinhard-boris) wrote :

Some time ago I had a similar issue, for some reason the installer would not automatically unmount earlier created still active/ mounted partitions (older test installations), and would later report an error or simply fail to proceed, back then it somehow worked to go a step back, reinit hardware and disk detection after which as far as I can remember it would come up with a prompt to unload active partitions and you could continue partitioning.

Walter Lapchynski (wxl) wrote :

Is this only with PPC? Can anyone confirm on any other arch? Is anything active? Someone should run `top` and see what's going on.

tags: added: ppc
summary: - PPC - ubiquity does not split and resize partitions when told to
+ ubiquity does not split and resize partitions when told to
Lars Noodén (larsnooden) wrote :
Lars Noodén (larsnooden) wrote :

I don't see this bug on the AMD64 14.04.2 image from 2015-02-18, but it has been around for a while on PPC

Lars Noodén (larsnooden) wrote :

On the PPC Desktop image from 2016-02-16, this seems to still exist. The slider for the resizing appears and can be moved around but the "Continue" button remains greyed out and never becomes available.

Lars Noodén (larsnooden) wrote :

Still present in Lubuntu 14.04.5 LTS. Manual resizing works however.

Lyn Perrine (walterorlin) wrote :

I do not see this on 14.04.5 AMD 64

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