xubuntu 16.04 image does not give auto-resize option on 8GB disk

Bug #1572842 reported by Steve Langasek
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Bug Description

Attempted to follow this test case for Xubuntu 16.04 release candidate:

With an 8GB disk and an existing Ubuntu Server 15.10 install that only uses 1.6GB of the disk, the "Installation type" screen does not give any option to install alongside. A previous Xubuntu desktop install only used 3.6GB of disk, so it appears that a side-by-side install should be possible but no auto-resizing option is presented.

Tags: iso-testing
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Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

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

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tags: added: iso-testing
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Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

Adjusting the VM to use a 10GB disk, the auto-resize option appears. I'm given an option for a 4.9GB Xubuntu install and a 5.8GB Ubuntu 15.10 install (the 4.9GB Xubuntu install includes the swap partition). The slider to resize the partitions doesn't work, even though the 15.10 install needs much less space.

But then when I try to continue, I'm given a warning that the / partition is less than 3.5GB. Even though the slider didn't react, the partitions that were created are 7.2GB for the original partition, 1.8GB for the new / partition, and 1GB for the new swap partition.

And then the installer crashed due to lack of disk space.

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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 1572842

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

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status: New → Incomplete
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[Expired for ubiquity (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

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