Another partitioning question

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at
Wed Apr 11 00:32:24 UTC 2012

On Wednesday, April 11, 2012 12:08:51 AM John wrote:
> Hi All,
> I know that I cannot have more than fifteen partitions on any one device,
> but  does anyone else have a problem with trying to use the installer and
> over ten partitions?
> With two hard drives, the eleventh partition to format (so ten plus a
> couple  of swaps is OK) kills the installation no matter which order or
> combination I start with.

Welcome to the club.   Ubiquity has always crashed for me for the last 4 or 5 
releases.   And it is totally messed up in  b12.04 beta 2.   I tried to 
install today using only 3 partitions....   /,  /boot,  and /home  because it 
would crash if I tried more.

But once I got into the install,  the installer was looping in ubiquity at 
100% CPU and the install went no where.

The work around to your problem is to NOT list all of your partitions in the 
install, but to add them in later.

And lots of luck getting things installed.  I've given up on 12.04 until the 
RC comes out.

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