Comment 3 for bug 72897

duhblow7 (duhblow7) wrote :

I had the same issue as Ian, where I wanted to save an obscure /archive folder on a large partition. The installer wouldn't let me install ubuntu on the same partition without reformatting the partition and losing my archive. The way I got around the annoying message box and didn't have to format my system was by deleting one file. If you delete or move this file, the formatting of partitions is not checked:

/lib/partman/check.d/12system_partitions_formatted

Let me know if that works, as I also edited some other python files, but I don't think they are required. System is currently installing and no formatting took place. Support.This.Ubuntu.