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

alan c aeclist at candt.waitrose.com
Sat Nov 13 12:09:04 GMT 2010

On 11/11/10 15:51, 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!).
> Bug #659106
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/659106

I have drafted a note which I am handing out along with any Ubuntu 
10.10 Desktop CDs.
(I have a display event tomorrow)

Ubuntu 10.10 Installer Bug
Most functions in this installer work fine, and are ok. However: One 
particular option button in this installer will cause data damage, you 
are advised to avoid it if you have data anywhere on the hard drive!

During the Install Ubuntu process, and from the first of three 
installer options:
'Install alongside other operating systems'.

You are then offered a facility to re-size a partition to allocate 
drive space. The re-size facility itself has no problems, if you wish 
to use it please do. However, two more choices are also shown in this 
display in a pair of buttons:
'Use Entire Partition' and 'Use Entire Disk'

Warning:     Both of these  buttons do the same thing - they use the 
entire disk, and any other partitions on the disk will be lost.
(Reference:    Bug #659106)

alan cocks
Ubuntu user

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