Bug#268580: GRUB hangs on first boot after base install
I have played a bit with Debian Installer and GRUB, and I've realized
the problem is probably not related at all with GRUB or grub-install.
In fact, the problem arises even if I don't install GRUB at all in the
hard disk! That is, the system becomes unbootable and the only solution
is dd'ing the MBR from a backup.
I would tend to accuse the Debian Installer partition editor. This is
the content of my hda2 partition table entry before and after partition
00 00 C1 FF 0F FE FF FF 17 1B C4 09 CB A4 8B 04
AFTER DEBIAN INSTALLER PARTITIONING:
00 0F FF FF 0F 0F FF FF 55 1B C4 09 2B DC 8B 04
As you can see, both CHS and LBA values of the extended partition get
Please refer to my original post for the complete partitioning scheme
I've used. In Debian Installer I've just added hda6 and hda7.
Hope this helps,