[Bug 234978] Re: Installer formats /boot even when told not to

Dmitrijs Ledkovs launchpad at surgut.co.uk
Fri Sep 28 15:52:53 UTC 2012

Did somebody test this with recent images and can confirm the bug with

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  Installer formats /boot even when told not to

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Bug description:
  During installation I selected a /boot partition which I had
  previously setup. It contained a few files which I had carefully given
  unique names so that Ubuntu wouldn't overwrite them. I instructed the
  installer to NOT format the partition, but lo and behold upon reboot
  it looks like it has!

  This could have serious consequences if the same bug crops up for
  other partitions.

  This is in the latest LTS Desktop AMD64 installer CD ISO downloaded
  from linux.citylink.co.nz.

  I was expecting the installer to just dump the ubuntu kernel in to
  /boot amongst the existing files. Instead it formatted the partition
  THEN installed the kernel.

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