Re: How to install without parted?
On Fri, Sep 03, 2004 at 11:03:32AM +0200, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Sven Luther [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Friday, September 03, 2004 10:59 AM
> > To: Zenker, Matthias (Otometrics Stuttgart)
> > Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Re: How to install without parted?
> > On Thu, Sep 02, 2004 at 03:13:16PM +0200,
> > email@example.com wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I have the problem that I cannot install Debian Sarge with
> > kernel 2.6
> > > on my notebook - the partition manager does not recognize
> > the existing partition table. There seems to be a fix in a
> > new parted version, but it seems to come too late for this release.
> > > Since I need to use kernel 2.6, the question is: how can I
> > install without using parted? As far as I understand, I have
> > to set mountpoints somehow (and format the Debian partition,
> > but that is more easy) and then proceed with the base-install step.
> > Someone (perhaps you ?) could try building d-i with the
> > parted 1.6.12 in experimental. Not sure if this would work
> > though, since there are chances that partman need to be
> > modified a bit.
> The problem is that I don't have a running Debian more recent than woody
> - that's why I wanted to install sarge...
I would do it, but as i only have powerpc hardware, i doubg it would be
usefull for you.
> And I don't want to dist-upgrade my woody yet.
Well, you could build a sarge chroot, and build d-i inside it.