Bug#253854: Install report
clone 253854 -1
reassign -1 partman-jfs
retitle -1 partman-jfs: can GRUB boot from JFS after all?
On Fri, Jun 11, 2004 at 07:40:49AM -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Some modules couldn't be loaded;
> Creating the ~20GB JFS partition took more than 1hour, I suspect this
> is due to too extensive bad-block tests,
This has been fixed in unstable.
> First I tried the "businesscard" ISO, but the base system installation
> failed with error 1 (it didn't give any details, not even related
> errors on vc/3 and vc/4...), the "netinstall" ISO didn't show this
This is probably the debootstrap screwup, which is known and reported.
> First I tried to only create a swap and a root partition, root type
> JFS, and the installer complained that it's likely that GRUB cannot
> boot off of a JFS partition, and indeed it had a fatal error
> installing GRUB, when I created a small Ext3 /boot partition GRUB
> installed fine, *BUT* I was previously using GRUB and JFS (my previous
> Debian install) and GRUB *CAN* reliably boot from JFS and install
Not sure what's involved here; I have no i386 test box. Anyone?
> Also, the partitioner set the type of the swap partition to 0x83,
> whereas "linux swap" should be 0x82, but this is only a minor problem
That sounds like it must be a parted bug, as the d-i partitioner knows
nothing of partition types at that level. Anyone?
> Sorry I had to forge my "From: " address because it seems the BTS is
> crawled by spambots and I got tremendous amouts of spam on my address
> I used for reporting bugs :-/
Unfortunately, this means that we probably can't contact you to ask for
clarifications, which makes our job unnecessarily difficult.
Colin Watson [email@example.com]