Bug 44347 - Remove /usr as option from d-i partitioning
Remove /usr as option from d-i partitioning
Product: UCS
Classification: Unclassified
Component: General
UCS 4.2
Other Linux
: P5 minor (vote)
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Assigned To: UCS maintainers
UCS maintainers
: interim-3
: 44353 (view as bug list)
Depends on: 43937
Blocks: 43330
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Reported: 2017-04-11 08:18 CEST by Michael Grandjean
Modified: 2020-07-04 08:53 CEST (History)
5 users (show)

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What kind of report is it?: Bug Report
What type of bug is this?: 6: Setup Problem: Issue for the setup process
Who will be affected by this bug?: 2: Will only affect a few installed domains
How will those affected feel about the bug?: 1: Nuisance – not a big deal but noticeable
User Pain: 0.069
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Flags outvoted (downgraded) after PO Review:
Ticket number: 2017040721000874, 2017052021000132
Bug group (optional): External feedback
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Screenshot d-i partitioning (34.64 KB, image/png)
2017-04-11 08:21 CEST, Michael Grandjean
Screenshot installation failed (12.98 KB, image/png)
2017-04-11 08:22 CEST, Michael Grandjean

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Description Michael Grandjean univentionstaff 2017-04-11 08:18:48 CEST
We should consider to also remove /usr from the partitionig options in the debian installer. 
Currently it's possbile to configure a custom partitioning with a separate /usr. The installation will then fail at a later point - or at least the system won't boot after installation.

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #43937 +++

systemd does not start a system with a separate /usr/ - see URL.
This leads to all kinds of services failing.

Comment 1 Michael Grandjean univentionstaff 2017-04-11 08:21:28 CEST
Created attachment 8768 [details]
Screenshot d-i partitioning
Comment 2 Michael Grandjean univentionstaff 2017-04-11 08:22:04 CEST
Created attachment 8769 [details]
Screenshot installation failed
Comment 3 Philipp Hahn univentionstaff 2017-04-11 17:25:37 CEST
All auto-partition schema do not include a separate /usr.
If you're partitioning the disk *manually*, you get all the rope to kill yourself. Don't do this if you don't know what you're doing.

> Template: partman-basicfilesystems/mountpoint
Comment 4 Philipp Hahn univentionstaff 2017-04-12 07:30:23 CEST
*** Bug 44353 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Nico Gulden univentionstaff 2017-05-22 12:12:18 CEST
User feedback at Ticket#2017052021000132. The installer should not offer the option for a separate /usr and it should take care that it cannot be set manually.
Comment 6 Ingo Steuwer univentionstaff 2020-07-03 20:52:22 CEST
This issue has been filed against UCS 4.2.

UCS 4.2 is out of maintenance and many UCS components have changed in later releases. Thus, this issue is now being closed.

If this issue still occurs in newer UCS versions, please use "Clone this bug" or reopen it and update the UCS version. In this case please provide detailed information on how this issue is affecting you.
Comment 7 Philipp Hahn univentionstaff 2020-07-04 08:53:18 CEST
As mentioned in comment 5 this no longer is supported, but we don't prevent users from shooting themselves in the foot.