[ubuntu-uk] Special bugs, and Live CDs. Help with this Bug please?

Colin Law clanlaw at googlemail.com
Fri Nov 12 09:35:28 GMT 2010

On 12 November 2010 09:22, Dianne Reuby <pramclub at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-11-11 at 15:51 +0000, alan c wrote:
>> I got burned by a nasty bug in the live CD of 10.10 which has the
>> effect of wiping your whole hard drive if you should be so unlucky to
>> choose a particular install option relating to choosing a *partition*
>> (not the whole drive!).
>> Seen from a Developers point of view this 'frozen' bug is hardly
>> relevant.
> Good job they aren't giving them out to friends then. I was lucky -
> because I've run from LiveCD often, I thought it was taking much too
> long to start the live demo, and cancelled. Then I got the message
> saying that the install hadn't finished!

I do not think there is any suggestion that just booting off the live
CD will trash the disk.  It is a particular sequence after starting
installation that can go wrong.


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