[Bug 901902] [NEW] Installation creates too many partitions

Launchpad Bug Tracker 901902 at bugs.launchpad.net
Fri Dec 9 08:16:15 UTC 2011

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- Installing 11.10 dual boot with Win 7
- Prior to install I already had 3 primary partitions
- Used live CD and selected 'install alongside'
- At completion could not boot into either Win 7 or Ubuntu
- Just booted ito GRUB rescue
- Received extensive support from #ubuntu
- Tried Boot Repair, which hung trying to reinstall GRUB
- When booting from Live CD, could see drives but not navigate them
- Finally ran bootrec /fixmbr to revive windows
- Windows showed 5 partitions, all primary

- Tried reinstalling Ubuntu, this time manually setting the partitions

- Found the only way to successfully do this was specify the swap FIRST, as a logical partition (that way, it can not be automatically made a primary)
- Then allocated remainder to / (which seems to automatically be made primary)

- Now all boots fine

** Affects: ubiquity (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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Installation creates too many partitions
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