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Re: RE : RE : GRUB fails on HP DL360 G4: "could not read stage1 correctly"



On Thursday 03 March 2005 14:36, LIMA David wrote:
> I finally succeeded in installing Debian Sarge but i still have a
> problems. I have made 4 install tests
>
> 1- boot with linux, put my / (reiserfs) and /boot (ext3) on 2 primary
> partitions: the install succeeds
>
> 2- boot with linux, put my / (reiserfs) and /boot (ext3) on 2 primary
> partitions + add a 595 GB PV with LVM2: 8 PV from 1G to 500 GB: the
> install succeeds
>
> 3- boot with linux26, put my / (reiserfs) and /boot (ext3) on 2 primary
> partitions: the install succeeds
>
> 4- boot with linux26, put my / (reiserfs) and /boot (ext3) on 2 primary
> partitions + add a 595 GB PV with LVM2: 8 PV from 1G to 500 GB: the
> install fails using grub or lilo (same error than previous).

That is decidedly weird.
The main thing to consider is that RAID/LVM support in the installer is 
relatively new. It will probably be improved after the next release.

> So my question is: can my problem come from REISERFS ?? (open
> question), KERNEL2.6 using  LVM2 ? Any idea about debugging this?

No idea. Debugging mainly means running relevant scripts with debugging 
turned on or actually debugging compiled programs until you stumble onto 
something that looks broken...
Running a setup like 4- in qemu could maybe help.

I think the best thing is to file an installation-report [1] with the info 
you've send so far so that we can keep track of this issue.
Suggest you file this against debian-installer rather than 
installation-reports. However, our priority is on releasing ATM, not 
bugfixing.

[1] http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/report-template

> It could be nice to specify the PE size inside the partitionner of
> debian installer in expert mode because the PE size fix the max size
> for LVM LV.

Please file a separate wishlist bug for that against package mdcfg.

Cheers,
FJP

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