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Bug#60218: marked as done ([fixed in CVS] error when setting active partition)

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Package: boot-floppies
Version: 2.2.8
Severity: important
Architecture: i386

after installing the base-system into a logical partition (/dev/hdb5),
it was choosen to install LILO into the bootsector of that
partition and not into the MBR. Also the MBR from the mbr 
package was installed. 

Then dbootstrap asked, if the partition, on which Debian was
installed, should be activated. Here, yes was choosen. This, however,
did not work, because it is not possible to activate a logical
partition. As a result the following message appeared on the third

Mar 12 00:32:20 (none) user.info.dbootstrap[3556]: 5: not a valid
partition number (1-4)

and of course the system was unbootable.

With the boot-floppies of slink, the user was asked, if he would like
to install LILO into the boot-sektor of an extended partition, if
the system was installed into a logical partition. After that, it
was possible to activate the extended partition in the MBR. 
Why is this feature gone?


Peter Ganten

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Subject:  bugs close in boot-floppies 2.2.9
From: Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore.com>
Date: 31 Mar 2000 11:53:36 -0500
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We believe that the bug you reported has been fixed in the potato
boot-floppies, version 2.2.9 or higher.

Thank you for your bug report.

We encourage you to test the potato boot-floppies on your system.  If
your problem persists, please either respond to debian-boot and CC
your original bug and we will reopen the bug, or else submit a new bug
against the boot-floppies package.

Many problems are cause by other packages from Potato, such as
makedev, modconf, etc.  Bugs against those should be filed against
those packages.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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