Bug#353432: partman-server as some trouble in setting the prep partition.
Justification: renders package unusable
First a notice, i will be away next week and possible offline, and i am not
sure about this bug, if it concerns also other parted flags, like the raid or
lvm one, so i put a grave severity. If you can confirm that lvm and raid are
not in cause here, please lower the severity to important.
I have some trouble with my motorola powerstack II prep box, and partman-prep.
The log shows partman-server failing at line 1517 or something such, and being
unable to set the 'prep' system flag/system type. I know that this is some
failing of libparted, which doesn't properly separate the flags from the
partition types, but it may potentially affect all such cases (prep, raid,
lvm, palo, ...) who use the mbr/dos/fdisk partition table disk type,
especially as my own tentative to do a 'partition whole disk with lvm' also
failed. I believe that this needs investigating (and fixing if possible) before
the beta2 goes out.
So, what did i do ? I did a netboot install with the latest daily built
(2006.02.17) and the .udebs in todays archive (2006.02.18), including
In partman i chose erase whole ddisk (erase whole disk and use lvm failed, but
possibly for other reasons), then selected the created prep partition (which
has not the prep flag though), and selected the partition type and 'use
partition as prep boot partition', and there i was greeted with an error dialog
telling me : ??? ??? and offering me back and continue buttons. Hitting any of
the buttons just kept me in this dialog, and i could not get back to the
the last lines of relevance of the partman log are :
parted_server: Bad file system type:
parted_server: Line 1579. CRITICAL ERROR!!! EXITING
/lib/partman/update.d/50filesystems: error_handler: expection with type
/lib/partman/update.d/50filesystems: error_handler: reading message
/lib/partman/update.d/50filesystems: error_handler: reading options
and then nothing. More repeats of this error if i press the back/continue
Not doing this create me a partition table, but without the prep partition
type set, and thus prep-installer and yaboot-installer (for IBM pseries and
newer boxes) fail further down the line, rendering the system unusable.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.15-1-powerpc
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)