NewWorld boot partition given incorrect mount points on manual partitioning

Bug #945056 reported by ojordan on 2012-03-02
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ubiquity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Hi there, running the 12.04 testcases for manual partitioning I've discovered a few problems with how ubiquity handles NewWorld boot partitions.

When I create/add a NewWorld boot partition it is automatically given a mount point. If this is the first partition I've created it is mounted as root, but if root is already taken it is mounted as /home. It is then not possible to unselect the "mounted as" option. I don't think NewWorld boot partitions should have any mount point.

What I found I had to do was create say an ext4 partition with no mount point and then change its type to NewWorld boot partition. Then I would have a NewWorld partition with no mount point. If you can follow that!?!

Another thing that maybe worth a mention is I cannot create a boot partition smaller than 1MB. Traditionally boot partitions are set as 800k by the automatic installers. I don't know if some machines have a problem with larger boot partitions??

I'll try and attach the installer files.


ojordan (ojordan12345) wrote :
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tags: added: ubiquity-2.9.22
tags: added: precise
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
Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2012-04-06
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
ojordan (ojordan12345) wrote :

This problem seems to make the Kubuntu installer crash. It took me three goes to get the kubuntu installer to accept a manual partition scheme.

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