installer crashed after marking / (root) for formatting

Bug #1724058 reported by Mario Loborec on 2017-10-16
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Critical
Unassigned

Bug Description

Installer crashed after attempting to check the 'format partition' checkbox for / (root) in the main partition list view. Partition can still be marked for formatting correctly by selecting the partition, editing it and marking the checkbox on the edit dialog-box.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.10
Package: ubiquity 17.10.7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.13.0-12.13-generic 4.13.3
Uname: Linux 4.13.0-12-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.7-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CasperVersion: 1.384
CurrentDesktop: KDE
Date: Mon Oct 16 19:32:11 2017
InstallCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz.efi file=/cdrom/preseed/kubuntu.seed boot=casper maybe-ubiquity quiet splash ---
LiveMediaBuild: Kubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" - Alpha amd64 (20170926)
SourcePackage: ubiquity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Mario Loborec (mario-loborec) wrote :
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Critical
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Łukasz Zemczak (sil2100) wrote :

Encountered the same issue during ISO Testing. From the traceback I see this should be really simple to fix.

As a workaround for those that do encounter this bug, ubiquity only crashes when the format checkbox is checked in the main partition list view. If you click on the partition, then Edit and check the format checkbox in the edit form, all succeeds and the partition is marked for formatting correctly.
Let me update the bug report.

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