Activity log for bug #579866

Date Who What changed Old value New value Message
2010-05-13 09:32:08 Shekhar bug added bug
2010-05-16 11:51:40 Shekhar bug task added ubiquity
2010-11-25 10:04:17 frznlogic bug added subscriber frznlogic
2010-12-06 15:48:54 frznlogic summary 10.04 Install formatted ext3 partition (data lost) 10.04 and 10.10 Install formatted ext3 partition (data lost)
2011-08-05 18:42:48 Launchpad Janitor ubiquity (Ubuntu): status New Confirmed
2011-08-07 02:50:42 sithlord48 bug added subscriber sithlord48
2012-10-16 20:53:56 Colin Watson bug task deleted ubiquity
2012-10-16 20:55:51 Colin Watson ubiquity (Ubuntu): status Confirmed Triaged
2012-10-16 20:55:53 Colin Watson ubiquity (Ubuntu): importance Undecided High
2013-09-02 09:03:21 John McCabe-Dansted bug added subscriber John McCabe-Dansted
2018-06-15 14:04:04 Phillip Susi summary 10.04 and 10.10 Install formatted ext3 partition (data lost) Changing fs type should show the format option as checked since it will be formatted
2018-06-15 14:08:30 Phillip Susi description Binary package hint: ubiquity I have installed 10.04 yesterday. My system already had running 9.10 with following partitions. / (ext4) /home (ext3) While installing I chose to format / and not to format /home but chosen wrong partition type for /home i.e. ext4. Install was smooth but I realized that installer actually had formatted (or converted ?) my ext3 /home to ext4 /home wiping out all the data. I think even if I have specified ext4 by mistake, why should installer format my partition when I have specifically not asked for it. At the most it should try to mount it as ext4 and the bell out. I don't know what would you do in order to fix this but it would be great help if there is a way to undo this. This has hit more people I guess, see http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=8195037&postcount=1 . Also I am following good https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DataRecovery . Thanks for all the good work guys but this particularly is very scary. If you select a different filesystem type for a partition it forces it to be formatted, but this is not clear because the format check box does not become checked.