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Bug#156882: boot-floppies: debootstrap; partition list; presentation order is inaccurate

Package: boot-floppies
Version: N/A; reported 2002-08-16
Severity: minor

I reinstalled my laptop, in order to set up a hibernation partition
this time.  I lied to the BIOS and told it that the drive geometry for
my new 12 GB hard disk is the same as that of the original drive.  I
then used "cfdisk" via "debootstrap" to create four partitions...  The
BIOS wants the hibernation partition in slot number four, so I put
partition three at the end of disk space, then filled in a gap I'd
left with partition four and made that type A0, to run "lphdisk" on

That all works great, and the laptop can suspend to disk now.

The problem is that "debootstrap", when asked to print out the
partition table, will reorder the output in geometry or on disk order,
rather than in partition table offset order.  That is, it's sorting by
where the partitions begin on disk, rather than by index into the
partition table vector.

You should mark this "won't fix", close it, and make a note in the
"debian-installer" someplace so that the implementors are aware of
this subtlety.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux bittersweet #1 SMP Wed Aug 7 12:55:10 PDT 2002 i686

-- no debconf information

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