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Bug#367245: software raid cannot be used for anything

Package: installation-reports

Boot method: business card
Image version: May 13 2006 
Date: May 14 2006

Machine: qemu
Partitions: 3 qemu images hda hdb and hdd. each 300M and containing 15M for raid0 for /boot 
and the rest for lvm on raid5

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

the partitioner cannot be used to do anything with the md devices. 
everything you try to assign to it like a filesystem or a physical 
volume for lvm tries to use md0p1 or md1p1. this is nonsense as md 
devives are not to be partitioned.

also the etch netboot images for i386 seem to be all broken. I could 
get the sarge netboot to work without problems. the etch ones didn't
work at all. in one case init not found - the other an io error for 

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