Bug#255597: Installation Target on Second IDE Drive
reassign 255597 partman
retitle 255597 Identical disk layout results in identical id's
This install had two identical disks with identical partitioning. The partman
log included by the user shows that corresponding partitions on both disks
get assigned identical ID's (compare lines starting 50 and 87 in partman-4).
This results in changes by the user to disk 2 being applied by partman to disk
1, which is clearly not desirable.
Although this case is fairly exceptional, I have assigned severity important
until it has been determined whether having e.g. only the first partitions
the same size on two disks would also result in generating the same ID.
Also, this could be a problem for identically partitioned disks used in a
This problem could cause data loss for an inattentive user!
Solution could be to use target and partition numbers in calculating the