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Re: HD Geometry Changes

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On Wednesday 17 November 2004 18:01, Jeremy Turner wrote:
> And then installed them on my USB memory key.  It booted fine, and
> installed fine.  It autodetected WinXP on the hda1 and added an entry
> for it.  However, when I tried to boot into WinXP, I got the
> chainloader messages, and then nothing, almost acting like Grub hangs.

Debian's partman (partition manager) uses (lib)parted, just like Fedora 
does. However, the CHS is supposed to be fixed for some time now.

It looks like maybe the "history" of your disk somehow managed to confuse 
parted after all.

The only thing I can think of at the moment is to ask you to repeat the 
installation (maybe you can create a small partition for testing) and see 
if it can be reproduced.
Make sure you save a dump of the partition table _before_ the installation 
for comparison. Also save the logs of the installation.

After you've finished and if the problem repeats, please file an 
installation report [1] so we can have a look.
Make sure you include a dump of the partition table before and after the 
install (and before you fix the problem).

Also include the version of libparted1.6-udeb that was installed. You can 
get that from VT2 by looking in the status file for dpkg using:
  nano /var/lib/dpkg/status
Search for libparted using ctrl-W.

[1] http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/report-template

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