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Bug#298042: debian-installer: fails to mark partition type as linux if reusing a ntfs partition

Package: debian-installer
Severity: normal

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If one tries to use an old ntfs partition as an ext3 root
partition, then d-i forgets to change the partition id
from 7 (NTFS) to 83 (Linux).

Then grub failed to install itself on the disk.
I guess the above is the cause.

Also, if grub is somehow booted, it will list the partition
as unknown type and fail to load the kernel image or even to
browse the directories.

This happened with an official sarge snapshot from 20050225.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-2-k7-smp
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

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