when partitioning disks manually, installer insists on reformatting to ext3

Bug #62557 reported by Robert Persson on 2006-09-27
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When I edit the partition table manually during install of dapper, no matter what I do to insist that I want / to be reiserfs or /boot to be ext2, I always end up at the "Ready to Install" window which tells me that it is going to reformat both of them as ext3.

Unfortunately, not reformatting is not permitted for / or /boot, so there is no workaround for this bug that I can see.

Vassilis Pandis (pandisv) wrote :

This is with the graphical installer, right? Please attach /var/log/syslog/installer, /var/log/syslog and /var/log/partman to this bug report. Thanks for reporting this.

Changed in ubiquity:
status: Unconfirmed → Needs Info
Robert Persson (ireneshusband) wrote :

This bug is a duplicate of #50862.

Unfortunately I can't generate the files you requested right at the moment because I have just run the Gentoo graphical installer on the same box and it has corrupted my partition table. I'm not touching anything on the box until I have recovered my data.

Robert Persson (ireneshusband) wrote :

What I should have mentioned though is that this problem only occurred when I tried to install on a disk that already had partitions on it (including linux partitions of various kinds that I did not want to delete). I had no trouble installing a root partition and swap on an empty disk on another box recently using the same installer. I was able both to choose reiserfs as the file system and to specify the amount of swap space I wanted.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Thanks for your report. This is also bug 61732, and is fixed in the Edgy beta release. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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