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Bug#258216: marked as done (cannot handle traditional device names)

Your message dated Sun, 14 May 2006 20:57:43 -0300
with message-id <87y7x4i2h4.fsf@nurf.casa>
and subject line Should be fixed in current images of installer
has caused the attached Bug report to be marked as done.

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Bug report if necessary, and/or fix the problem forthwith.

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Package: installation-reports

Debian-installer-version: 	05 July 2004
uname -a: 				
Date: 				07 July 2004
Method: 				-Boot from floppy
					-Install base from local proxy
Machine:				Generic
Processor:				486DX4/100
Memory:				64MB
Root Device:			IDE, /dev/hda
Root Size/partition table:	1GB
Output of lspci:			No PCI on this machine

Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [O]
Config network:         [O]
Detect CD:              [ ]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [O]
Create file systems:    [O]
Mount partitions:       [O]
Install base system:    [O]
Install boot loader:    [E]
Reboot:                 [O]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it


One of the last installation screens is to determine where you would
like to install grub.  Choices are MBR or elsewhere.  If you don't
choose MBR then elsewhere is suggested as grub notation (hd0) or

This is a problem.  Users unfamiliar with grub won't necessarily know
that the first partion on the first hard drive is hd(0,1).  It could be
hd(0,0) for instance, or even hd(1,1), both of which seem logical and
might be guessed...there appears to be no other help.

As for the suggestion of using /dev/hda... this won't work because none
of the old style drive paths are supported at this stage, so, no
/dev/hda, /dev/sda, /dev/hda1 etc etc.  Drives are specified using 'new'
drive paths of /dev/ide/bus...blah/blah/blah which leaves the
instructions incorrect and the newby wondering whats going on.


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Looks like your bug is fixed in current installer. Would be good if
you could see if it still reproducable and reopen the bug in case.

Thanks in advance,

p.s.: You can get a new installer image in

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