reassign 260093 partman-auto thanks I just noticed this was still an outstanding bug assigned to aboot-installer. The remaining problems in this bug report, described below, seem to be caused by partman-auto, not by aboot-installer. Reassigned accordingly. Thanks, -- Steve Langasek postmodern programmer On Mon, Aug 09, 2004 at 12:06:41AM +0200, Ferdinand O. Tempel wrote: > On Mon, 2004-07-26 at 00:32, Steve Langasek wrote: > > The second of these warnings should be addressed in partman-auto 27, > > included on today's CD images, which creates a separate ext2 /boot > > partition on alpha. > > Partitioning seems to be going OK now...somewhat. But let me start at > the beginning. > > I finally got around to trying D-I on alpha again, so I downloaded the > latest netinst ISO to try both the installer and to check if the kernel > would panic on me again (it didn't!). The installer version at that > time: 20040806. > > Popping in the CD, and booting it goes all well. Autopartitioning on > /dev/sdb works like charm too (aboot headroom, and /boot on ext2, no > errors, no warnings), and even all the packages install...until it's > time to install aboot. > > Tracking the aboot install yields a nice error message on TTY1, and the > following in syslog: > > aboot-installer: info: Installing aboot on '/dev/sdb' > main-menu: (process:11725): error: bootcode overlaps with partition > #9. If you really want this, use -f9 > main-menu: WARNING **: Configuring 'aboot-installer' failed with > error code 1 > > Partition table: > # fdisk -ul /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target8/lun0/disc > > Disk /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target8/lun0/disc: 4550 MB, 4550934016 bytes > 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 553 cylinders, total 8888543 sectors > Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes > > 9 partitions: > # start end size fstype [fsize bsize cpg] > a: 1 1954 1954 ext2 > b: 1955 158205 156251 ext2 > c: 158206 451174 292969 ext2 > d: 451175 3666018 3214844 ext2 > e: 3666019 5101565 1435547 ext2 > f: 5101566 5355472 253907 ext2 > g: 5355473 8398441 3042969 ext2 > h: 8398442 8888542 490101 swap > i: 4294967295 8589934589 4294967295 ff > > Looking at that partition table, I notice partition "i" to look odd. To > be honest, I have no idea what partition #9 is. My guess is that it's > "i", and it's weird size is messing up aboot-installer's intelligence. > But that's just my guess, maybe you have a better one? :-) > > > BTW, have you had any further problems with kernel panics from CDs? If > > not, it may be that the disk didn't burn right, or that SRM was in an > > inconsistent state. > > Nope, no panics this time. As to the cause I can only guess. I tried > several times with the same CD, and it paniced at different points in > the installation. Even after a few cold reboots, etc. Oh well, all seems > well in the kernel area now, so one less worry. > > Thanks. > > -- > Regards, > > Ferdinand O. Tempel > > Your friendly neighborhood linuxops.net administrator.
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