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Bug#378971: package: installation-reports

On 20/07/06, Mark Pictor <mpictor@yahoo.com> wrote:
Something else:  extended partitions aren't supposed to be
bootable, are they?  Yet sda7 was set to boot, and it is extended,
not primary.  sounds like a bug to me...

You are confusing logical partitions with extended partitions. The
later type can contain the former type.

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1           5       40131   83  Linux
/dev/sda2               6       12163    97659135    7  HPFS/NTFS
/dev/sda3           12164       36481   195334335    5  Extended

^^^^^^^^^^^ this is the only extended partition (the extended
partition is also primary)

\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/ these are all secondary paritions

/dev/sda5           12164       24141    96213253+   c  W95 FAT32
/dev/sda6           24142       36299    97659103+  83  Linux
/dev/sda7           36300       36481     1461883+  83  Linux
sda1 - /boot for Etch AMD64
sda2 - C: for WXP SP2
sda5 - D:, FAT32 so it can be written from WXP and Linux
sda6 - / for Etch AMD64
sda7 - / for Etch x86 (this is the install I have trouble with)

In your case I suppose the partition which should be bootable is sda2

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