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RE: Debian Installer - Problems Partitioning

I'm in the middle of dealing with this same issue, I cannot
figure out how to partition my IDE drive in a DS20L (that has
no floppy; only a CD and an IDE drive).  Using SRM...

I started with sarge/testing's netboot installer (both minimal
and base-system CD images), but learned the hard way it couldn't
partition the disk.

I used the woody installer and it can autorun fdisk, I create
the partition table and reboot with the newest installer and
it (partman?) can't deal with the BSD partition table, there
doesn't even appear to be a way to skip it.

What to do to get a sarge install?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cameron Patrick [mailto:cameron@patrick.wattle.id.au] 
> Sent: Wednesday, June 02, 2004 3:24 AM
> To: debian-alpha@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: Debian Installer - Problems Partitioning
> Jiann-Ming Su wrote:
> | I thought Debian's installer used cfdisk.  For more info in 
> partitioning
> | with fdisk:
> | 
> |   http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Partition/partition-5.html
> If by "Debian's installer" you mean "boot floppies on i386" then
> that's true.  It's never been used on alpha -- boot-floppies used
> straight fdisk, and debian-installer uses partman (as it does on most
> other architectures).
> (boot-floppies is the name of the installer used in woody and previous
> distributions.  debian-installer is the new installer that will be
> used in sarge.)
> Cameron.

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