Partition creation box during installation is too small

Bug #1622258 reported by Nairwolf
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Medium
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Bug Description

From the daily Yakkety Yak image of Xubuntu (20160910), during installation, if I choose the option "something else", I've discovered an editable box too small to display all the content inside.

When you try to "create a partition", for example, the editable box to set the size is too small. If you look my screenshot, you can only see "0108" instead of "500108".

If it doesn't prevent user to set a size, it's a graphical bug annoying... And I don't think this behavior was present before.

This could bug could be related to some graphical theme.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.10
Package: ubiquity (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-9136.55-generic 4.4.16
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-9136-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.3-0ubuntu7
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: XFCE
Date: Sat Sep 10 23:21:36 2016
InstallCmdLine: file=/cdrom/preseed/xubuntu.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash --- maybe-ubiquity
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-09-10 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" - Alpha amd64 (20160910)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Nairwolf (nairwolf) 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:
http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1622258

tags: added: iso-testing
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Kev Bowring (flocculant) wrote :

Does this issue appear on hardware or a vm?

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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Nairwolf (nairwolf) wrote :

Yes, it was on real hardware.

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Kev Bowring (flocculant) wrote :

Confirmed on hardware to allow for larger partition size.

Checked back on 16.04 as well - ok there.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
summary: - Editable box is too small to display all content inside
+ Partition creation box during installation is too small
affects: ubiquity (Ubuntu) → greybird-gtk-theme (Ubuntu)
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Nairwolf (nairwolf) wrote :

In order to compare, I've attached a screenshot from 16.04.1

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Simon Steinbeiß (ochosi) wrote :

FWIW, in Ubiquity's code you probably have to adjust the width-cars value to accommodate the lengthier strings.
https://developer.gnome.org/gtk3/stable/GtkEntry.html#gtk-entry-set-width-chars

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Kev Bowring (flocculant) wrote :

screenshot of Ubuntu installer showing free space and new partition creation dialogue attached

affects: greybird-gtk-theme (Ubuntu) → ubiquity (Ubuntu)
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Kev Bowring (flocculant) wrote :

screenshot of 16.04 showing same for comparison

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Simon Steinbeiß (ochosi) wrote :

I have created a patch/merge-request that should restore what we saw in 16.04.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha)
tags: added: gtk320
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
importance: Undecided → Medium
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubiquity - 16.10.11

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ubiquity (16.10.11) yakkety; urgency=medium

  [ Simon Steinbeiß ]
  * Account for larger harddrives in the partition size spinbutton.
    (LP: #1622258)

 -- Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre <email address hidden> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 10:07:18 -0400

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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