Bug#43799: 2.1r1 Install kills bsd- and other partitions
severity 43799 normal
reassign 43799 kernel-image-2.2.12
On Tue, Aug 31, 1999 at 09:20:34AM +0200, Ben Bucksch wrote:
> Package: Bootdisk
> Version: 2.1.8-1999-02-22
> Severity: critical
> (1) after trying to install Debian in hda5 (this or hda9 were proposed
> dselect) (see Fdisk1 below) and using hda10 as swap partition, I found
> and hda2(?) killed. I couldn't boot Debian, because LILO didn't want to
> install in hda5.
The only bug here is that the kernel and fdisk are numbering the
partitions differently (due to the fact the BSD people like to be
different in their use of partition tables) thus confusing the user.
This will be fixed in the next release of kernel-image where the
kernel will understand BSD labels.
It isn't critical at all since it only occurs on BSD machines and
only if the user mixes up the partition labels.