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Bug#342469: Package: installation-reports

Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: 2005-12-07 U of Illinois Urbana-Champaign downloaded in November
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Date: 2005-12-07 10 AM approximately
Method:  Boot CD #1

Machine: Gateway Pentium 4 Desktop
Processor: Pentium 4 (manufactured in 2001)
Memory: 128 MB
Root Device: IDE see Comments - 120 GB
Output of lspci and lspci -n:

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:          [E]
Create file systems:            [ ]
Mount partitions:               [ ]
Install base system:            [ ]
Install boot loader:             [ ]
Reboot:                           [ ]


This system use to have a Red Hat system on hdb and a Windows system on hda with a small - about 2 mb fat32 on hdb. The hardware for hda failed, was replaced and rebuilt except for the dual boot access. It was decided to rebuild the Linux system with Debian. All crit1cal data will be restored after the rebuild of the Linux system. I want to keep the partitions the same size and rebuild into the same space on hdb. The install process recognizes the existing partitions but does not recognize which one should be made the boot partition or which one should be made the user data partition. The questions asked provide no obvious way of giving the information to the program. The default wants to completely reformat hdb eliminating the fat32 extent. That is not desireable! the existing partitions have about 128 mb in what should be the boot partition, a swap partition, a large user partition (ext3), and the small fat32 partition. The swap partition is recognized.

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