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Bug#295166: Partitioner bug

Package: installation-reports


Debian-installer-version: Sarge-RC2
uname -a: Install failed
Date: -
Method: Boot from Sarge-RC2 NetInstall CD

Machine: -
Processor: Intel Pentium III 733MHz
Memory: 512MB
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]
Reboot:                 [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
  20G VG
    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?

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