"Guided" install does no guiding and wipes out existing install without warning

Bug #628864 reported by Scott Kitterman
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Critical
Unassigned
Maverick
Fix Released
Critical
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

Kubuntu i386 Live USB 20100902.1

Selected "Guided - use entire partition, SCSI1 (0,0,0) partition #1 (sda)" to install on a system with an existing Kubuntu install. I expected there to be some kind of feedback and "guidance" on the install. Instead it just overwrote the existing install with a new one.

This is apparently what is supposed to happen, but it is absolutely NOT clear that the existing installation, including user data, will be wiped out.

Tags: iso-testing
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Critical
summary: - "Guided" install does no guiding and wipes out existing install
+ "Guided" install does no guiding and wipes out existing install without
+ warning
description: updated
tags: added: iso-testing
Revision history for this message
Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

This should not say "Guided" in ubiquity - that terminology is supposed to be confined to d-i.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Maverick):
milestone: none → ubuntu-10.10
Evan (ev)
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ubiquity - 2.3.17

---------------
ubiquity (2.3.17) maverick; urgency=low

  [ Evan Dandrea ]
  * Fetch the translations for the release_notes_only and
    update_installer_only strings (LP: #629627).
  * Don't use the same name for the error method and GTK label
    (LP: #631046).
  * Re-use the valid username check from user-setup in the GTK UI
    (LP: #631046).
  * Do not cut off the text of the Try and Install buttons by setting
    their width to just the largest initial width of the two
    (LP: #629437).
  * Update the panel to use the new location for the panel background,
    and force a redraw when setting it.
  * If the username only contains non-alphanumeric characters, set the
    hostname to ubuntu-{laptop,desktop}.
  * Replace RELEASE with the release name in the KDE UI finished dialog
    (LP: #628964).
  * Do not look for a full path on non-paths when getting the default
    grub target.
  * Fix a crash when there are no disks present on the system
    (LP: #631766).
  * Don't let the user continue if there are no disks present, or if
    there isn't enough free space on any of them to install.
  * Fix UI bugs in the automatic partitioner page. Better handle
    determining what the desired partitioning recipe is (LP: #630450).
  * Update the KDE partitioning UI to reflect changes to ubi-partman and
    partman-auto.
    - Use the already existent ubiquity variants of the d-i "Guided -" strings
      (LP: #628864).
    - Fix the automatic resize option failing to appear
      (LP: #628897, LP: #628815).
    - Use a combobox to select which disk to use on all options that support
      multiple disks, not just the "use entire disk" option.
  * Add notification area support in the panel.
  * Drop ia64 and sparc.
  * Run nm-applet in the ubiquity GTK session.

  [ Colin Watson ]
  * Factor out common /proc/mounts handling into a new
    ubiquity.misc.mount_info function.
  * Remove lpia architecture support.
  * Handle grub-efi when installing on amd64/efi or i386/efi
    subarchitectures (LP: #632642).

  [ Mario Limonciello ]
  * Adjust the fudge factor for showing languages on oem-config page
    due to the changes to the default window size being much bigger.
  * During oem-config's removal of ubiquity, remove other ubiquity
    related items that might have potentially still been on the system
    from a live-helper generated image.
  * Refactor mount_info to also report ro/rw, and let plugininstall
    key off that instead.
  * Set the panel indicators to show up on the right to match the rest
    of the desktop (LP: #632592)
  * Automatic update of included source packages: grub-installer
    1.55ubuntu3.
 -- Mario Limonciello <email address hidden> Wed, 08 Sep 2010 14:43:59 -0500

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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