Comment 6 for bug 657397

Erick Brunzell (lbsolost) wrote :

Upon first look I'm very impressed with the changes to ubiquity in Natty Alpha 3, and this is very, very minor, but using the "install alongside" option I noticed that the resize graphic showed that it was going to resize /dev/sdb3 and create /dev/sdb4. That could be possible because I began with:

sdb1 = primary/Hardy root
sdb3 = primary/Lucid root
sdb2 = extended
sdb5 = logical/swap

What the installer/parted actually did was shrink sdb3, expand sdb2, and create sdb6:

Model: ATA WDC WD800JB-00JJ (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 80.0GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
 1 32.3kB 38.4GB 38.4GB primary ext3 boot
 3 38.4GB 57.8GB 19.5GB primary ext3
 2 57.8GB 80.0GB 22.2GB extended
 6 57.8GB 74.6GB 16.8GB logical ext4
 7 74.6GB 76.7GB 2136MB logical linux-swap(v1)
 5 76.7GB 80.0GB 3307MB logical linux-swap(v1)

That's certainly OK. I'm fully aware this is nit-picking and IMO a won't fix would suit me just fine here because (a) I think the group of users that are most likely to use this option are also very unlikely to pay attention to device designations and (b) the option to use the advanced partitioning tool is prominently displayed so those who are paying attention and want more control can easily click on it and do whatever they please.

I would however appreciate Evan Dandrea's opinion on this. Great work so far, so thank you, and apologies in advance for the nit-picking ;^/

I'm attaching a screenshot so you can see the actual display.