Bug#99185: boot-floppies: Does not recognize Amiga partitions
I'm filing this as a bug, as I think the problem is in the partition
detection code. I don't know whether it is fixed in a newer version, the
latest m68k version available for potato (and I don't dare test unstable
from what I've heard about the m68k status) is 2.2.19.
With this partition table on my Amiga (from fdisk -l /dev/hda):
Disk /dev/hda: 16 heads, 17471 sectors, 18613 cylinders, RDB: 3
Logical Cylinders from 1 to 22364, 143122432 bytes/Cylinder
Device Boot Mount Begin End Size Pri BBlks System
/dev/hda1 * * 1 3667 205352 3 0 Amiga FFS
/dev/hda2 * 3668 21193 981456 0 0 Linux native
/dev/hda3 * 21194 22364 65576 0 0 Linux swap
The installer fails to recognize both the ext2 or swap partitions. I can
mount the FFS partition from the prompt at VC2 (that's how I got this
partition list over, I redirected it to a file on the FFS partition).
Perhaps dbootstrap only looks for SCSI disks? Or perhaps it was compiled
without support for Amiga partition tables? I don't know, the 2.2.19 source
is not readily available by ftp so I can't check.
Kernel boot log was posted to debian-boot, I can send it to the bug-report