Only one internal harddrive selectable during install

Bug #883830 reported by Rom Raptor on 2011-10-30
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I recently installed ubuntu 11.10.

In my computer I had two harddrives:
1. 60 GB SATA3 SSD with Windows 7
2. 1TB SATA2 ordinary harddrive empty

When I chose install alongside Windows, only option 2 was selectable in dropdown menu, so I had to disconnect it and reboot to be able to select option 1. Both were selectable in advanced option though so it's that the computer didn't recognize the SSD disc the first time around.

Robert Roth (evfool) on 2011-10-30
affects: ubuntu → ubiquity (Ubuntu)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Jane Atkinson (irihapeti) wrote :

I noticed this when attempting iso testing with Lucid-10.04.4

I have two internal drives, and the option was only to install to /dev/sda, which isn't the one I wanted to use, since it's my main working drive.

In my case, they are both SATA 2 ordinary drives.

Dave Walker (davewalker) wrote :

Please can i ask that those affected attempt to test on the current 10.04.3 image so we can confirm if this is a regression..


Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Would it be possible for you to check this on the 10.04.3 images? (

I. e. is this a regression since 10.04.3, or has this bug existed all the time in 10.04 LTS?


Jane Atkinson (irihapeti) wrote :

I'm getting the same behaviour from a 10.04.3 image.

I've attached a screenshot. This is exactly what I was seeing in the 10.04.4 testing iso.

Both drives are visible in the window, but I don't see any way to choose which one to use.

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Thanks for confirming! So this is at least not a regression.

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