Ubiquity delete ext3 partition if ext4 is choosen

Bug #665691 reported by Lionel Dricot on 2010-10-23
This bug affects 3 people
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)

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 !

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