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[Bug 449414] Re: The Installer does not see existing partitions


[Expired for linux (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60

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  The Installer does not see existing partitions

Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:
Status in “ubiquity” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  After booting the live-cd for kubuntu karmic (beta downloaded on
  october the 8th 09) starting ubiquity works OK until the partitioning.
  Choosing manual partitioning I have to wait for some 2-3 minutes, then
  the partitioner offers to use the complete disk.

  The HD is partitioned using the installer of OpenSuse 11.1. No RAID
  LVM or other fancy stuff - just 3 ext3-partitions and one swap. Those
  partitions are perfectly available in the live-session. I can see,
  mount and use them in Dolphin.

  Ubiquity does not see any of those partitions and only offers to make
  a new partition-table.

  cfdisk (run as root via sudo) can see all the partitions and list them
  correctly (see attachement). But after trying to run Ubiquity it fails
  and shows: FATAL ERROR cannot read disk drive. It is also not possible
  anymore to mount the partitions in Dolphin after running Ubiquity.

  I get the very same problem using the alternate installer and also the
  same with Debian 5 netinstall. 64Studio3beta (based on Gutsy) sees and
  uses the partitions perfectly well.

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