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[DATALOSS] ubiquity overwrites luks-formatted device without warning

Reported by roland.olbricht on 2011-07-19
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Critical
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Bug Description

During installation from the desktop CD, I've chosen the option to install Ubuntu parallel to the existing partitions. I'm installing Ubuntu 11.04.

I expected it to use the empty space on /dev/sda, but instead it has overwritten without warning the external hard disk /dev/sdb which contained a luks-formatted partition (previously created in live mode).

Robert Roth (evfool) on 2011-07-20
affects: ubuntu → ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Unfortunately we can't start working on it yet, because your description didn't include enough information.

Please execute the following command 'ubuntu-bug ubiquity' as it will gather detailed information regarding your installation. Thanks in advance.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Critical
status: New → Incomplete

See the result as bug 814319 .

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
security vulnerability: no → yes
visibility: public → private
trina jackson (trina-jackson46) wrote :

During installation from the desktop CD, I've chosen the option to install Ubuntu parallel to the existing partitions. I'm installing Ubuntu 11.04.

I expected it to use the empty space on /dev/sda, but instead it has overwritten without warning the external hard disk /dev/sdb which contained a luks-formatted partition (previously created in live mode).

Luke Faraone (lfaraone) wrote :

trina, is there a reason you made this bug private?

Luke Faraone (lfaraone) on 2011-08-17
security vulnerability: yes → no
visibility: private → public
Davi Braga (davi-braga1) on 2012-03-03
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → New
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Holger Rüstig (h-ruestig)
Evan Peck (colors) wrote :

Is this bug being worked on? Active Development?

Evan Peck (colors) wrote :

Ummm, after looking into it, I have to say:
 h-ruestig, please do not assign yourself to a bug unless you are currently working out a solution.
Also, this is a valid bug so I will set it to New.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
assignee: Holger Rüstig (h-ruestig) → nobody
status: Incomplete → New
tags: added: data loss
Evan Peck (colors) on 2012-06-03
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

This bug is not a duplicate of bug 420080 as that is regarding using the alternate CD / debian-installer and this is regarding using ubiquity. Please do not mark it as a duplicate of that other bug.

Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

live-cd currently does not have partman plugins installed for cryptsetup / luks devices.

Partman has detected no partitions on the sdb, and total usable/resizable size of 0 bytes.

After choosing "parrallel to exsiting installation" ubiquity should have still presented you with the sreen to select a drive and/or define the resize split. Unfortunately, at this point partman probably defaulted to sdb as it is "bigger free" than the "resize of sda".

Installer generally allows the user to choose which partition to format and loose data on....

This will be improved for quantal. As the current plan is to include cryptsetup plugins, and we should be able to determine LUKS devices during the installation. Until then, LUKS disks will appear as opaque.

papukaija (papukaija) wrote :

This might be fixed when bug 1066480 is fixed.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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