A serious problem with partman/parted [was: D-I impressions]
Ryan Underwood wrote:
> partition table appears to be created with a xxx/64/63 geometry by the
> partitioner. I'm not sure why this is done. Most SCSI disks I can
> remember partitioning would have a xxx/255/63 geometry.
I browsed the archives of the mailing list of parted and discovered that
this is a known bug of parted. There were even flame wars about it.
This is going to be quiet unfortunate to many people who will try to
install Debian on dual-boot systems (#258880).
This is bug 115980 (will not boot to windows partition using grub
menu) in bugzilla.redhat.com:
This is the starting message of the thread in the mailinglist of parted:
And this is the reaction by the upstream maintainer: