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Re: Bug#257910: Installation Report ia64 netinst beta4 : no fat16 /boot partition created

The partman on both the sarge daily and sid daily I picked up last week 
sometime is seriously broken since it was re-worked.  I will test 
against the "official" iso noted in the release email.  If it is still
broken, we can mark ia64 as failed regressions because not only
does elilo-installer fail but partman doesn't even have the option
to create any f/s other than ext2.

Note: this may only be an anomaly w/ that particular day's iso builds.
I will know more tomorrow or Monday after I test the new iso.

On Saturday 07 August 2004 20:59, Florence Servant wrote:
> Hi Florent,
>     I had the same problem as you with my itanium i2000 and finally
> solve the problem, in weird way, but that works. I created a first
> partition on my disk and marked it as unused and bootable. I created
> my usual linux partitions on the rest of the disk, making the /
> partition bootable and installed debian with debian-installer. Of
> course, elilo could not be installed because of the missing FAT16
> partition. After the installation is finished, I rebooted the
> computer, started
> debian-installer again just enough so my scsi disk was detected. Then
> I switched to console mode using  ctrl+alt+F2, mounted my / partition
> and used /sbin/mkfs.msdos to format my first partition in FAT16. Then
> I went back to the installation (ctrl+alt+F1) and elilo could be
> installed. Cheers,
> Florence

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