"No Root Filesystem" when I reuse existing partitions

Bug #68035 reported by Arthur Peters on 2006-10-24
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: ubiquity

I am reinstalling Edgy using the newest desktop disk. I wanted to directly reuse the partition I had created last time so I selected manual editing of the partition table and then didn't change anything. Then at the Prepare mount points screen I selected the correct partition "/" and "/boot" then clicked next. A message is displayed at the bottom of the screen "No Root Partition". Something is obviously wrong because one of the Mount Point combo boxes does say "/". Also by default the boot partition (60MB) is selected to be the root partition and if I just click next without changing anything it tell me that the root filesystem is too small.

A Ubiquity log produced using UBIQUITY_DEBUG=1 is below. It is a log of going through and attempting to reuse the partitions as I originally wanted to.

Oct 24 17:37:22 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: Ubiquity 1.2.5
Oct 24 17:37:23 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: log-output -t ubiquity laptop-detect
Oct 24 17:37:25 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: switched to page stepLanguage
Oct 24 17:37:26 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: ubiquity: Starting up '['log-output', '-t', 'ubiquity', '--pass-stdout', '/usr/lib/ubiquity/localechooser/localechooser']' for ubiquity.components.language.Language
Oct 24 17:37:26 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: ubiquity: Watching for question patterns ^languagechooser/language-name, ^countrychooser/shortlist$
Oct 24 17:37:26 ubuntu localechooser: info: Locale has been preseeded to en_US.UTF-8
Oct 24 17:37:26 ubuntu localechooser: info: Set languagechooser/language-name = 'English'
Oct 24 17:37:26 ubuntu localechooser: info: Set countrychooser/shortlist-en = 'US'
Oct 24 17:37:26 ubuntu localechooser: info: Set debian-installer/locale = 'en_US.UTF-8'
Oct 24 17:37:37 ubuntu localechooser: info: Set debconf/language = ''
Oct 24 17:37:37 ubuntu localechooser: info: Set countrychooser/country-name = 'United States'
Oct 24 17:37:37 ubuntu localechooser: info: Set debian-installer/country = 'US'
Oct 24 17:37:37 ubuntu localechooser: info: Set debian-installer/locale = 'en_US.UTF-8'
Oct 24 17:37:38 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: debconffilter_done: Language (current: Language)
Oct 24 17:37:38 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: Step_before = stepLanguage
Oct 24 17:37:39 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: switched to page stepLocation
Oct 24 17:37:39 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: Step_after = stepLocation
Oct 24 17:37:40 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: ubiquity: Starting up '['log-output', '-t', 'ubiquity', '--pass-stdout', '/usr/share/ubiquity/tzsetup']' for ubiquity.components.timezone.Timezone
Oct 24 17:37:40 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: ubiquity: Watching for question patterns ^time/zone$
Oct 24 17:37:46 ubuntu localechooser: info: Locale has been preseeded to en_US.UTF-8
Oct 24 17:37:46 ubuntu localechooser: info: Set languagechooser/language-name = 'English'
Oct 24 17:37:46 ubuntu localechooser: info: Set countrychooser/shortlist-en = 'US'
Oct 24 17:37:46 ubuntu localechooser: info: Set debian-installer/locale = 'en_US.UTF-8'
Oct 24 17:37:46 ubuntu localechooser: info: Set debconf/language = ''
Oct 24 17:37:46 ubuntu localechooser: info: Set countrychooser/country-name = 'United States'
Oct 24 17:37:46 ubuntu localechooser: info: Set debian-installer/country = 'US'
Oct 24 17:37:46 ubuntu localechooser: info: Set debian-installer/locale = 'en_US.UTF-8'
Oct 24 17:37:47 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: debconffilter_done: Timezone (current: Timezone)
Oct 24 17:37:47 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: Step_before = stepLocation
Oct 24 17:37:47 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: switched to page stepKeyboardConf
Oct 24 17:37:47 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: Step_after = stepKeyboardConf
Oct 24 17:37:47 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: ubiquity: Starting up '['log-output', '-t', 'ubiquity', '--pass-stdout', '/usr/lib/ubiquity/console-setup/console-setup.postinst', 'configure']' for ubiquity.components.console_setup.ConsoleSetup
Oct 24 17:37:47 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: ubiquity: Watching for question patterns ^console-setup/layout, ^console-setup/variant
Oct 24 17:37:48 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: ubiquity: Setting keyboard layout: pc105 us []
Oct 24 17:37:48 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: log-output -t ubiquity setxkbmap -model pc105 -layout us
Oct 24 17:37:49 ubuntu ubiquity: Your console configuration will be updated the next time your system boots.
Oct 24 17:37:49 ubuntu ubiquity: If you want to update it now, run 'setupcon' from a virtual console.
Oct 24 17:37:49 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: log-output -t ubiquity setxkbmap -model pc105 -layout us -option lv3:ralt_switch
Oct 24 17:37:49 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: debconffilter_done: ConsoleSetup (current: ConsoleSetup)
Oct 24 17:37:49 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: Step_before = stepKeyboardConf
Oct 24 17:37:49 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: switched to page stepUserInfo
Oct 24 17:37:49 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: Step_after = stepUserInfo
Oct 24 17:37:50 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: ubiquity: Starting up '['log-output', '-t', 'ubiquity', '--pass-stdout', '/usr/lib/ubiquity/user-setup/user-setup-ask', '/target']' for ubiquity.components.usersetup.UserSetup
Oct 24 17:37:50 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: ubiquity: Watching for question patterns ^passwd/user-fullname$, ^passwd/username$, ^passwd/user-password$, ^passwd/user-password-again$, ERROR
Oct 24 17:38:02 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: debconffilter_done: UserSetup (current: UserSetup)
Oct 24 17:38:02 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: Step_before = stepUserInfo
Oct 24 17:38:02 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: switched to page stepPartDisk
Oct 24 17:38:02 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: Step_after = stepPartDisk
Oct 24 17:38:03 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: ubiquity: Starting up '['log-output', '-t', 'ubiquity', '--pass-stdout', '/bin/partman']' for ubiquity.components.partman_auto.PartmanAuto
Oct 24 17:38:03 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: ubiquity: Watching for question patterns ^partman-auto/select_disk$, ^partman-auto/.*automatically_partition$, ^partman-partitioning/new_size$, ^partman/choose_partition$, ^partman/confirm.*, type:boolean, ERROR, PROGRESS
Oct 24 17:38:03 ubuntu ubiquity: unsupported
Oct 24 17:38:03 ubuntu ubiquity: kernelmodules_basicfilesystems
Oct 24 17:38:03 ubuntu ubiquity: kernelmodules_ext3
Oct 24 17:38:03 ubuntu ubiquity: kernelmodules_jfs
Oct 24 17:38:03 ubuntu ubiquity: kernelmodules_reiserfs
Oct 24 17:38:03 ubuntu ubiquity: kernelmodules_xfs
Oct 24 17:38:03 ubuntu ubiquity: umount_target
Oct 24 17:38:03 ubuntu ubiquity: parted
Oct 24 17:38:04 ubuntu ubiquity: dump
Oct 24 17:38:04 ubuntu ubiquity: update_partitions
Oct 24 17:38:04 ubuntu ubiquity: filesystems_detected
Oct 24 17:38:04 ubuntu ubiquity: auto_mountpoints
Oct 24 17:38:05 ubuntu ubiquity: autouse_swap
Oct 24 17:38:05 ubuntu ubiquity: backup
Oct 24 17:38:07 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: switched to page stepPartAuto
Oct 24 17:38:09 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: ubiquity: ['log-output', '-t', 'ubiquity', '--pass-stdout', '/bin/partman'] exited with code 10
Oct 24 17:38:09 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: debconffilter_done: PartmanAuto (current: PartmanAuto)
Oct 24 17:38:09 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: Step_before = stepPartAuto
Oct 24 17:38:09 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: gparted_loop()
Oct 24 17:38:09 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: Running gparted: log-output -t ubiquity --pass-stdout gparted --installer 37751080
Oct 24 17:38:17 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: switched to page stepPartAdvanced
Oct 24 17:38:17 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: Step_after = stepPartAdvanced
Oct 24 17:38:23 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: Step_before = stepPartAdvanced
Oct 24 17:38:23 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: gparted replied: 0 OK
Oct 24 17:38:24 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: switched to page stepPartMountpoints
Oct 24 17:38:24 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: Step_after = stepPartMountpoints
Oct 24 17:38:38 ubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 4
Oct 24 17:38:38 ubuntu dhclient: send_packet: Network is down
Oct 24 17:38:40 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: Step_before = stepPartMountpoints
Oct 24 17:38:40 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: mountpoints: {'/dev/hda5': ('swap', True, None, None), '/dev/hda7': ('/', True, None, None), '/dev/hda6': ('/boot', True, None, None), '/dev/hda1': ('/media/hda1', False, None, None), '/dev/hda3': ('/media/hda3', False, None, None)}
Oct 24 17:38:40 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: Step_after = stepPartMountpoints
Oct 24 17:40:35 ubuntu ubiquity: debconf: DbDriver "targetdb": could not open /target/var/cache/debconf/config.dat
Oct 24 17:40:35 ubuntu ubiquity[8911]: log-output -t ubiquity debconf-copydb configdb targetdb -p ^console-setup/ --config=Name:targetdb --config=Driver:File --config=Filename:/target/var/cache/debconf/config.dat

Laurent Bigonville (bigon) wrote :

Same problem for me with the RC

Changed in ubiquity:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed

Same problem here, even with the official Edgy release.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Thanks for your report. This appears to be the same as bug 67130.

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