Invalid "no root partition" message from 6.10 installer

Bug #84559 reported by Jeremy Barnes on 2007-02-11
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

This was encountered whilst installing 6.10.

I had already created three partitions (/, /home and swap) from a previous attempt at installation which was later aborted due to data errors on the CD. There is also a win2k partition on the disk.

When it came time to install from the new CD, I selected "manual partitioning" and then didn't make any changes (as the partitions already existed). When it asked me to select where I wanted to mount the partitions, it defaulted to /media/hda1 through /media/hda3. I modified the selections to put / on /media/had2 and /home on /media/hda3. I also asked for / to be reformatted. But when I selected OK, it said "no root partition" and I couldn't continue.

To work around, I went back to the previous partitioning screen and deleted and re-created the same partitions.

There seems to be a bug in the code that detects when no root partition is selected. It seems that changes in the combo boxes for where to mount aren't detected properly.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Thanks for your report. This is also bug 67130, and is fixed in ubiquity 1.2.7 in edgy-updates.

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