NewWorld-Boot Partition wrongly selected as root partition (Lubuntu/Ubuntu MATE 16.10)

Bug #1631895 reported by ernsteiswuerfel on 2016-10-10
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Bug Description

On PowerPC Apple machines with mac-partition layout a NewWorld-boot partition is needed, formatted to HFS-filesystem.

Recent Ubiquity can no longer handle this. There is no option to format a partition to HFS. Ubiquity can create a newworld-boot partition (means the boot flag is set corretly), but this partition has no filesystem and its mountpoint is also set to "/" which is wrong. You get no appropriate error message and if continued the install simply stalls infinitely.

As a workaround you need to use gparted first to appropriately create this HFS-formatted newworld-partition.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.10
Package: ubiquity 16.10.13
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.8.0-21.23-powerpc-smp 4.8.0
Uname: Linux 4.8.0-21-powerpc-smp ppc
ApportVersion: 2.20.3-0ubuntu7
Architecture: powerpc
CasperVersion: 1.379
Date: Mon Oct 10 09:28:12 2016
InstallCmdLine: ro ramdisk_size=1048576 file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu-mate.seed boot=casper quiet splash --- radeon.agpmode=-1
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu-MATE 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" - Alpha powerpc (20161008)
ProcEnviron:
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 TERM=xterm
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

ernsteiswuerfel (erhard-f) 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:
http://iso.qa.ubuntu.com/qatracker/reports/bugs/1631895

tags: added: iso-testing
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