Partman manual configuration?

Peter Smith peter.smith3882100 at
Fri Aug 20 14:29:26 UTC 2010

I am using the Ubuntu Alternate-install CD but the final installed
version of Ubuntu is no different. Partman is only used under the

On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 4:12 PM, Karl Larsen <klarsen1 at> wrote:
> On 08/20/2010 07:35 AM, Peter Smith wrote:
>> Hello
>> I am installing Ubuntu 10.04 with the ubuntu-10.04-alternate-i386 CD
>> as i need to configure an encrypted root volume without LVM. The disk
>> is an Intel X25-M SSD so the partitions needs to be aligned, i
>> configure language and keyboard settings, then i activate another
>> console with ALT+F2 and use fdisk to partition the disk correctly. The
>> console is closed and i continue with the installation on ALT+F1.
>> After a few configuration steps partman is loaded by the installer, i
>> choose "Manual" and the partitions created earlier with fdisk are
>> shown. Now my problem is that dm-crypt needs to be aligned also by
>> setting a custom LUKS "Payload offset" this is not possible from
>> within partman and if i try to configure LUKS in another console
>> before partman is loaded, the volume is not detected when partman is
>> started. The custom LUKS "Payload offset" can be created with the
>> command "cryptsetup luksFormat --align-payload=VALUE". Also the
>> filesystem needs to be aligned, but this is not possible from within
>> Partman either.
>> Does anybody have any suggestions on how to solve this problem? Is it
>> possible to disable partman under the installation?
>         The Partman figures into your problem. I checked and:
> karl at Lucid:~$ partman
> The program 'partman' is currently not installed.  You can install it by
> typing:
> sudo apt-get install ubiquity
> karl at Lucid:~$
>     So I learn your problems have nothing to do with a common version
> 10.04.1 computer so you need to find someone using your version of
> Ubuntu :-)
> 73 Karl
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