[Bug 774144] Re: 11.04 Desktop CD installation fails with a FreeBSD partition

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Wed Sep 12 06:42:54 UTC 2012

FreeBSD has not yet support GPT for multi OS booting. My disk uses MBR
partition scheme. Use MBR partition and allocate just one primary
partition to FreeBSD.

By the way, after successfully installing Ubuntu and adding some
required packages, "update-grub" automatically detects FreeBSD and works
great if the disk uses MBR partition scheme.

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  11.04 Desktop CD installation fails with a FreeBSD partition

Status in “ubiquity” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: ubiquity

  The Desktop CD installation had been working fine on my machine past
  couple of years. But from 11.04, it fails to install Grub2

  When it tries to mount a FreeBSD partition, it fails (of course it
  can't mount a FreeBSD partition) and quits installation without
  finishing the installation, leaving the PC unbootable.

  If I inspect the root partition of the failed installation, /boot
  directory has not an initrd image nor grub subdirectory nor grub.cfg.

  I solved this problem by downloading the altenative CD, and it
  installs 11.04 without any problem. When it can't mount a FreeBSD
  partition, it just ignores it and proceeds to finish the installation.

  I do not know what has been changed in the 11.04 Desktop CD from 10.10
  or previous releases, but please fix this regression bug.


  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
  Package: ubiquity (not installed)
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic
  Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic x86_64
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Sat Apr 30 23:08:23 2011
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110426)
  SourcePackage: ubiquity
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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