Bug#257910: Installation Report ia64 netinst beta4 : no fat16 /boot partition created
Machine : HP i2000 (bios 117c) but the problem is probably relevant to all ia64 systems.
The installation of the kernel and elilo on a an ia64 system
requires a FAT16 partition,
(also known as an EFI partition to sound more modern)
otherwise the installation fails during "installation of the base system".
However the (previous) partitionning step gives no hint to that respect.
What's worse, the suggested automatic-for-dummies options
(create one big partition, or create two for / and /home)
do not create this FAT16 /boot partition, leading to failure of the
Besides, I did not see any hint in the error messages that
the failure is due to a missing FAT16 partition.
Best regards, and sorry if there is something wrong in this bug
report, it is my first one.