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Re: newest debian-installer on XP1000

On Thu, Jul 15, 2004 at 10:39:28AM +0530, Aneesh Kumar K.V wrote:
> Steve Langasek wrote:
> >On Wed, Jul 14, 2004 at 05:07:49PM -0400, Andrew Diller wrote:

> >>I used the one at:

> >>http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimage-testing/daily/alpha/current/

> >>but I'll try again and leave some space at the top of the disk for 
> >>aboot. What does it need, a few megs?

> >Less than 1MB.  A single sector should be sufficient.

> I guess this should be fixed. I found it very confusing. Atleast when i 
> say continue we should make aboot complain about this. It already 
> complains about /boot not being ext2. Is it possible to add this check 
> for a small partition there ?

> How are we planning to fix this ?

aboot-installer needs to be updated to force the creation of a small
partition #1 reserved for its own use at the front of the disk containing
the /boot directory.

I expect to work on this later in the month, but don't object to someone 
beating me to it.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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