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Re: Kudos but one simple problem

On Monday 13 December 2004 17:17, David Bruce wrote:
> I just did a new installation with the sarge-i386-netinst.iso and was
> generally very impressed, particularly with the support for LVM and
> software RAID.  My box used to have Windows 98 on hda and Debian on
> hdb, until hdb died an abrupt hardware death (but I had backups). 
> Having read that the latest debian-installer supported RAID and LVM,
> I decided to venture into these realms and purchased two spiffy new
> 160GB IDE drives.  I set up my new system as follows:
> hda: new 160BG drive:
> hda1 128MB /boot
> hda3 5GB vfat area for Windows backup
> hda4 1GB swap
> hda5 120GB area for RAID/LVM
> rest of hda - empty
> hdb: original Windows98 hd, not modified
> hdc: new 160GB drive partitioned exactly like hda
> I made hda5 and hdc5 into a RAID-1 device, used this as a physical
> volume for a LVM volume group, and then doled out various logical
> volumes for the Debian install, which went without a hitch - very
> impressive!
> Now, the only negative/constructive feedback: the installer detected
> the Windows installation on hdb and created a corresponding entry in
> the grub menu.lst, but it didn't work, because it failed to take into
> account the inability of Windows to boot from anything other than the
> first disk. I fixed this by adding the following lines in the
> installer-generated Windows boot stanza:
> map (hd0) (hd1)
> map (hd1) (hd0)
> and everything works perfectly.
> I think that the installer should automatically put in lines to do
> this remappiing whenever it finds a Windows installation on a disk
> other than hda (or hd0, in grub-speak).

You should submit this as an installation report 
<http://www.nl.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/report-template> if 
you haven't done so already. Otherwise, your suggestions could soon be 
forgotten. It is much easier for the developers to track issues when 
they are placed in the BTS.
Frederik Dannemare | mailto:frederik@dannemare.net
http://frederik.dannemare.net | http://www.linuxworlddomination.dk

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