Ubiquity delete ext3 partition if ext4 is choosen

Bug #665691 reported by Lionel Dricot on 2010-10-23

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ubiquity (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

1) Install Ubuntu 10.04 from the CD with an existing /home partition (ext3)

2) Choose manual paritionning

3) Choose your existing ext3 partition as your /home

4) By mistake, choose the ext4 format for that partition

5) Be sure that the partition will not be formatted

6) Install Ubuntu

7) Surprise : the /home has been completely formatted in ext4, all your data is lost, without any warning.

Lionel Dricot (ploum) wrote :

Any tip on any hope to restore the data is welcome. :-(

Lionel Dricot (ploum) wrote :

Any tip on how to recover data is warmly welcome !

Simon Quigley (tsimonq2) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. We are sorry that we do not always have the capacity to look at all reported bugs in a timely manner. There have been many changes in Ubuntu since that time you reported the bug and your problem may have been fixed with some of the updates. It would help us a lot if you could test it on a currently supported Ubuntu version. If you test it and it is still an issue, kindly upload the updated logs by running only once:
apport-collect 665691

and any other logs that are relevant for this particular issue.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
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