[ubuntu-uk] Curious installer behaviour .....

Barry Drake ubuntu-advertising at gmx.com
Fri Nov 7 21:17:35 UTC 2014

Hi there ....   Any thoughts on this behaviour?  My main desktop machine 
has two hard drives.  I always run current stable on one and testing on 
the other, using testing as a matter of course but having stable 
available for when testing breaks.

I installed Vivid onto the drive where Trusty had been.  I used the 
defaults and installed to the entire drive.  For some reason, grub had 
been installed to the other drive, and the partitioning on the Vivid 
installation was bizarre - /dev/sdb1 was a small (500 MB) Fat 32 
partition, with /dev/sdb2 as the main ext4 partition.  The swap 
partition was as expected.

I could not install grub to this drive.  My workaround was to disconnect 
the other drive and re-install.  That gave me the expected 
partitioning.  I'm really curious as to what was going on. Any thoughts?

Regards,    Barry.

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