Bug#80325: Installer misreports partition numbers
Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> Glenn McGrath <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > What i really need you to do is compile a kernel with BSD partition
> > support,
> Better yet, use the kernel-image-2.2.18pre21 in Potato, which is also
> the kernel used in the vanilla set of rescue/root/driver disks.
> > and do "cat /proc/partitions" and then compare the kernels list
> > of partitions with libfdisks idea of partitions.
> That would be great.
> > If they both list all 15 partitions and in a different order then
> > libfdisk should be corrected to behave the same way as the kernel.
> Glen, do you agree with my conclusion that the idepci and compact
> kernels not having BSD disklabel support is a nasty bug on those
Well, either 1) idepci and compact kernels have to get compiled with BSD
disklabel support or 2) libfdisk for idepci and compact should be
compiled without BSD support.
The first solution would be much better, the second solution just fixes
things by being ignorant.