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Re: Bug#283010: Installation Report RC2 on Compaq AlphaServer DS20E

On Thu, 25.11.04, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 25, 2004 at 11:22:34PM +0100, Nils Juergens wrote:
> > Anyway, it seems the that the strange additional partition of type ff, which
> > was created by the partitioning software, triggered the problem.
> Yes, this is a duplicate of bug #267727.

Ah yes. Somehow i wasn't able to find that in the BTS (which takes some time
getting used to, but i'm working on it :-) ) Shouldn't this bug have been
tagged 'd-i'?

> Indeed, it is in fact specific to the "multi-user workstation"
> autopartitioning recipe.  Frankly, I'm not inclined to ever use that recipe
> anyway on any arch, regardless of the purpose of the machine; if I need that
> many distinct partitions I certainly intend to control their sizes
> personally.

Actually I found the recipe quite usefull, especially because I intended to
split the rather large home partition later, using LVM. I would have loved
to set up the home partition as a PV, but it seems that partman doesn't know
anything about partition type 8e (Linux LVM) on bds disklables (is this a
known bug, too?. If not, do you want a full bugreport?).

But if you feel that "multi-user workstation" is useless and not going to be
fixed, why not remove it completely?

> Joey, can this be added to the RC2 errata for alpha if it isn't there already?

Where would I find this arc-specific errata? I was only able to find the
general one at http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/errata

thanks for your effort,

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