Bug#256600: install: Formatting of partitions didn't update parition type
When installing on /dev/hdb I couldn't get Grub to install on the disk.
After a while I realized the problem wasn't with Grub -- it was that the
formatting of the partitions didn't change the partition type!
I could mount the Debian partitions in Red Hat, but Grub looked at the
partitions and saw that the partitions I wanted to boot from was ntfs
and swap! (I tried grub both from my old Red Hat and from Debian sarge.)
I formatted the partitions with Red Hat and then I could install Grub
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.5-1-386
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C