Bug#259868: acknowledged by developer (Re: Bug#259831: Debian Installer - Installation report)
> I suppose this is because the partitions must be aligned with the
> cylinder boundaries. All partitioning programs round the partition
> sizes a bit so I am closing this part of your installation report.
> Feel free to try the new version of the installer and send us a new
> report if you observe any problems.
I've tested the current daily build (from August 11th, 2004) and
observed that the same strange behaviour exists. I agree that other
installers e.G. the one from Windows 2000 also round the partition
size but they don't take full 100 MB slices. So I don't think that
this happens just because of a rounding of the partition size. A
rounding doesn't explain why the size 1.3 GB show as 1.3 GB but the
others mentioned don't. A "downsizing" of exact 0.1 GB (so around 100
MB) is a lot for the explanation with the rounding.
If I enter the size 2 GB in MB, so 2048 MB it creates a partition of 2
GB, so I think there exists a bug at this point and I would
assume a reopening of this bug report makes sense.
Thanks and kind regards