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

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Fri Nov 12 09:57:10 GMT 2010

On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 9:35 AM, Colin Law <clanlaw at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 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.

Yes, but *what* particular sequence? Nobody has yet spelled it out,
AFAICS. I'd like to know so I can avoid it!

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