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Bug#294469: installation-reports: [sparc][20050209] unable to partition my scsi disks, stuck at wierd prompt

Sean Finney wrote:
> Debian-installer-version: sarge-sparc-netinst (rc2)
> Everything worked great up until i went to partition it.  previously
> this machine ran solaris 8 with metadisk filesystems, fwiw.  the
> installer successfully recognized the previosly existing partitions, but
> after i wiped them i was unable to create any new partitions.  the
> process would go something like
> - - menu lists available disks
> - - i select one disk
>   - do you want to erase this disk label and start with a new one?
>     - yes
>     - return to "menu lists available disks", nothing changes
> if i try and use the "guided partitioning", the screen turns red
> and says that it was unable to read/write the partition table, which
> might happen if there are too many primary partitions.

Would it be possible for you to try again using a current daily build
instead of rc2? See our website for links.

Also, it would probably be helpful if you could pull /var/log/partman
from the installer and send it to this bug report. Might give some hints
as to why the disk label write failed.

see shy jo

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