Bug#295166: Partitioner bug
uname -a: Install failed
Method: Boot from Sarge-RC2 NetInstall CD
Processor: Intel Pentium III 733MHz
Root Device: IDE, Quantum Fireball+ 20G
Root Size/partition table: See below
Output of lspci and lspci -n: Install failed
Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Initial boot worked: [O]
Configure network HW: [O]
Config network: [O]
Detect CD: [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives: [O]
Partition hard drives: [O+E]
Create file systems: [O+E]
Mount partitions: [O]
Install base system: [O]
Install boot loader: [O+E]
First I tried with the following partition scheme:
128M /boot, First primary partition, Ext3, Boot-flag on
20G LVM Physical Volume, Second primary partition, Boot-flag off
6G /, LV on VG, XFS
256M swap, LV on VG
Everything looked fine. On reboot, I got GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB printed
on the screen (for ever AFAIKT).
Then I tried with this setup:
20G /, First primary partition, Ext3, boot-flag on
384M swap, Second primary partition
NB: This is the partitioning scheme the installer sets up when telling
it to do it automatically.
This resulted in a working Debian system :) However, It's near
impossible to convert it to LVM and XFS (I'd need an other HD, etc).
It'd be nice if I the partitioner worked.
I also tried this:
256M swap, First primary partition
6GB /, Second primary partition, boot-flag on
This also results in the GRUB GRUB GrUB GRUB syndrome :(
Anyone able to install with any partition setup other than what the
installer sets up automatically?