[Bug 766265] Re: Ubiquity proceeds to use free space without warning
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Tue Dec 13 18:17:06 UTC 2011
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Ubiquity proceeds to use free space without warning
Status in Release Notes for Ubuntu:
Status in “ubiquity” package in Ubuntu:
Status in “ubiquity” source package in Natty:
Status in “ubiquity” source package in Oneiric:
Status in “ubiquity” source package in Precise:
If there is at least 5.2 GB of unpartitioned space available on a
disk, the installer will elect to create an Ubuntu partition in that
space for the "Install Ubuntu alongside ..." option. While the normal
"Install Ubuntu alongside ..." option has a second page for resizing a
partition, this variant does not. Pressing "Install Now" will
immediately start the installation.
Original bug report follows:
Binary package hint: ubiquity
This is really a continuation of bug 652852. Please just begin reading
about post #35, and apologies in advance if I'm just being impatient.
We've progressed greatly with this and I know it's not been easy for
the ubuntu-installer team, particularly Colin and Evan, but I'm still
concerned about the option to "use largest continuous free space"
being lumped into "install alongside".
I have read the spec provided by Evan:
Maybe I'm misunderstanding what this means, [maps to resize_use_free
or use_biggest_free] ????????????
But ATM the fact is that "install alongside" will use as little as
10GB, which IMHO is good, but having chosen "alongside" and having no
opportunity to verify what the installer is going to do certainly
freaked me out the first time. Quite factually if adequate unallocated
space exists and you choose "install alongside" the installation just
begins - period!
Several questions come to mind. I've not tried it yet but what if I
had adequate free space on each of two drives? How about adequate free
space on a USB flash drive?
It just seems scary to have the installation begin with no idea what
it's doing. Does that make sense?
I'm just trying to avoid any nightmare scenarios for noobs.
OT but I have tried the 'live-upgrade' and 'wubi-if-4-primaries-exist' options and they appear to work great, of course it's impossible to recreate every potential scenario.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110422)
LiveMediaBuild_: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110422)
Package: ubiquity 2.6.9
PATH=(custom, no user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic 18.104.22.168
ProcVersionSignature_: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic 22.214.171.124
Tags: natty natty
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
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