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Bug#241478: partman: fatal error : OK - cancel ?

On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 05:49:43PM +0200, Christian Perrier wrote:
> No. Auto-partitioning is only possible for bigger disks. I don't
> remember which size is the limit.

Well, then the choice should not be proposed to the user.

And why would a 200MB disk be too small for autopartitionning ?  IIRC the
base install only takes around 150MB, isn't it ?  It could simply be
formatted as a single-partition one without swap - what I didn indeed, 128MB
RAM should be enough I suppose (could not check yet, hit a qemu segfault,
under investigation).

> > And below that I get 2 buttons : "back" and "continue".  In what are those
> > supposed to be different ?  Reminds me of the old Windows dialog proposing
> > "OK" and "Cancel" when a fatal error occured - no offense meant :)
> Uh. That would mean the errors dialogs get the two buttons which is
> definitely not what expected...
> However, I'm not really sure which package you *really*
> used...because, you seem to have been hit by some bad handling of the
> "Back" buttons.

After the segfault I restarted installation, being careful not to hit any
"back" button, and when I asked for autopartitionning, I don't remember
seing a different dialog than the 1st time.  But it's easily reproduceable:

- install qemu
- dd if=/dev/zero of=hda count=409600
- make sure you have TUN/TAP available to your host kernel, and /dev/net/tun
created (see other bugreport)
- qemu -cdrom sarge-netinst.img -hda hda -boot d -m 128

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