Bug#354991: installation-report: Partman fails to detect windows LDM partitions
On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 07:04:31PM +0100, Geert Stappers wrote:
> > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308424/
> What I read from it, is that it has a "another disklabel"
> I now can imagine why partmen fails, but _I_ have no clue how to fix it.
Indeed. Why MS couldn't just use Intel's GPT disklabel instead I have
no idea. NIH syndrome presumably.
If there was a way to get partman to not use parted to detect the
partitions, but to just use the existing kernel detected ones in
/proc/partitions (which of course would not be editable) then that
would at least allow pre-existing partitions to be used by the
installer. Perhaps partman is too closely intertwined with parted for
this to be possible -- I haven't looked.
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