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Bug#221707: installation-reports: debian-installer beta1 (daily) - minor create FS bug

Package: installation-reports
Severity: Normal
Tags: sarge


Debian-installer-version: Daily Build 15-Nov-2003 downloaded from 
uname -a: <The result of running uname -a on a shell prompt>
Date: 16-Nov-2003 22:18:00 -05:00
Method: 100MB CD image

Machine: Old Tyan Motherboard
Processor: Dual 333MHz Pentium II
Memory: 384MB
Root Device: SCSI /dev/sda
Root Size/partition table:
/dev/sda2 /boot  128MB
/dev/sda3 /  10GB
/dev/sda5 swp 1GB
Output of lspci:
I don't know dvorak keyboard so it is difficult to do anything...sigh.

Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [O]
Config network:         [O]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [O]
Create file systems:    [E]
Mount partitions:       [O]
Install base system:    [O]
Install boot loader:    [O]
Reboot:                 [O]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it


When defining/creating file systems the mount point should be ignored 
for swap partitions rather than remembering the previously selected 

Using the disk partitions that are already setup, reformating all of the 
partitions except for /dev/sda1 which is NTFS which should be mounted 
as /win2k.

First selected /dev/sda2, format it for reiserfs and mount as /boot
/dev/sda3, format for reiserfs and mount as /
/dev/sda1, leave partition intact and mount as /win2k
/dev/sda5, format as swap and the mount point was set to /win2k which 
caused an error.

Workaround to avoid the bug:  reformat swap first
Workaround if you are stuck in the bug: set the swap partition type as 
some other type (e.g., ext2), when prompted about the mount point tell 
it not to mount the partition, then immediately set file system type 
back to swap and everything works like it should.

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