RE: How to install without parted?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sven Luther [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Friday, September 03, 2004 11:24 AM
> To: Zenker, Matthias (Otometrics Stuttgart)
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
> Subject: 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.
I'm really sorry, but I never did that before (didn't even know that
such a thing is possible), so it would take me more time than I have
since I am busy with other things also ...