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Re: d-i on sarge still not working on my DS20L, for about a year.

Hi Dan,

On Wed, May 18, 2005 at 08:34:34PM -0400, Dan Cernese wrote:
> After running 2.6.5-1-smp on DS20Ls for almost a year, a disk died on one
> of them.  I fsck'd some partitions, but I believe the kernel image (or
> initrd) is just not valid, I'm unable to boot.

> So I downloaded the daily build d-i for alpha (18-may-2005), and burned me
> a cd-rom and booted it.

> I found that partman couldn't see the partitions on my disk, which I
> wanted to preserve.  The only thing it would give me a choice to do was
> select the whole (IDE1) disk and create a new partition table.

> Rather than do that, I shell'd out and mounted all the partitions and
> verified that everything was there.  I used fdisk and double checked, and
> the partitions are there.  So I search around the debian archives and
> stumbled across a piece of myself with the same problem a year ago
> (almost):

Does your partition table include a Tru64-style full disk slice?
Unfortunately, the sarge version of partman treats overlapping partitions as
an invalid partition table.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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