ubiquity does not give install alongside option with lubuntu on btrfs

Bug #1403624 reported by Lyn Perrine
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

To reproduce install Lubuntu on a btrfs partition along with swap using manual partitioning then try then resinsert the install media and try to do an normal install alongise like in the manual testcase 1301. Boot the install media and select install in the menu. Notice that it will give the same message as in no operating systmes detected. The terminal and web browser in background of screenshot were launched so I could report this bug. Note the btrfs is important just yesterday I did the same thing with ext4 installed and it worked just fine. I installed on a kvm virtual machine that had lubuntu with btrfs with the smae setting just before.

Description: Ubuntu Vivid Vervet (development branch)
Release: 15.04

  Installed: 2.21.1
  Candidate: 2.21.1
  Version table:
 *** 2.21.1 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
I expected ubiquity to offer to install alongside the other ubuntu installation. Instead I got the options to erase the entire disk and install ubuntu or to choose something else. Choosing somethings else still allows me to see the btrfs and swap partitions on the disk image.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
Package: ubiquity 2.21.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-28.38-generic 3.16.7-ckt1
Uname: Linux 3.16.0-28-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.15-0ubuntu3
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.347
Date: Wed Dec 17 19:05:58 2014
InstallCmdLine: file=/cdrom/preseed/lubuntu.seed boot=casper only-ubiquity initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash --
LiveMediaBuild: Lubuntu 15.04 "Vivid Vervet" - Alpha amd64 (20141217)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Lyn Perrine (walterorlin) wrote :
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Lyn Perrine (walterorlin) wrote :

If I choose something else at the menu option I get this screen that detects the btrfs and swap partitions.

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Lyn Perrine (walterorlin) wrote :

In the manual partitioning I am also unable to resize the btrfs partition. However if I launch gparted I can resize the btrfs partition and then in manual partioning create an ext4 partion by selecting something else to resize so I can still get the installation to start and got to the restart now prompt.

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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
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Simon Quigley (tsimonq2) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. We are sorry that we do not always have the capacity to look at all reported bugs in a timely manner. There have been many changes in Ubuntu since that time you reported the bug and your problem may have been fixed with some of the updates. It would help us a lot if you could test it on a currently supported Ubuntu version. If you test it and it is still an issue, kindly upload the updated logs by running only once:
apport-collect 1403624

and any other logs that are relevant for this particular issue.

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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