Xenial install fails when a previous Ubuntu install exists

Bug #1560028 reported by Marc Deslauriers on 2016-03-21
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

On a laptop that previously had Ubuntu 14.04 installed, ubiquity in 16.04 mounts the existing swap file and then throws an error message when it can't manipulate it:

The creation of swap space in partition #5 blah blah blah failed

If I exit the installer and manually do a swapoff -a, it then works.

I tried images from 20160321 and 20160307 and both fail.

I could not reproduce this with just 16.04 installs (installing one over the other, using "Erase 16.04 ... and reinstall").

I still need to test starting from 14.04.4; but it seems to me like swap should be swap, and there wouldn't be a difference between setups.

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