the kubuntu 6.10 installer won't use existing ext3 partitions

Bug #70547 reported by Miki on 2006-11-06
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

I pre-formatted my hard drive using partition-magic 8.0, two ext3 partitions for "/" and for "/home" and a swap partition.

After manually choosing the mount points in the kubuntu installer, it still claimed that no mount point was chosen for "/", and wouldn't continue.

Only after going back a screen, and asking the kubuntu installer to format these partitions by itself, it would accept the choices and continue.

I am assuming the ext3 format of partition magic 8.0 is correct, because other distributions (debian sarge, fedora core) have successfully installed into such pre-formatted ext3 partitions, and the kubuntu installer itself recognized them as ext3 and swap partitions.

Kai Kasurinen (kai-kasurinen) wrote :

Thanks for the bug report. This particular bug has already been
reported into our bug tracking system, but please feel free to report
any further bugs which you find.

"The advanced partitioning mode of the installer on the Desktop CD has trouble re-using an existing root file system, and will incorrectly claim "No root file system". Since you must reformat the root file system for use by the installer in any case, you can easily work around this problem by deleting and re-creating the partition in question in the advanced partitioner." <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/EdgyReleaseNotes>

I searched to see if this bug already existed, but didn't find it (didn't
use the right search words I guess...)

Sorry.

Miki

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kai Kasurinen" <email address hidden>
To: <email address hidden>
Sent: Monday, November 06, 2006 10:01 AM
Subject: [Bug 70547] Re: the kubuntu 6.10 installer won't use existing
ext3partitions

*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 67130 ***

Thanks for the bug report. This particular bug has already been
reported into our bug tracking system, but please feel free to report
any further bugs which you find.

"The advanced partitioning mode of the installer on the Desktop CD has
trouble re-using an existing root file system, and will incorrectly
claim "No root file system". Since you must reformat the root file
system for use by the installer in any case, you can easily work around
this problem by deleting and re-creating the partition in question in
the advanced partitioner." <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/EdgyReleaseNotes>

** Changed in: Ubuntu
Sourcepackagename: None => ubiquity

** This bug has been marked a duplicate of bug 67130
   mount points preparation locked - "No root file system"

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the kubuntu 6.10 installer won't use existing ext3 partitions
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