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Bug#387697: debian-installer: grub and lilo fail with no explanation

Package: debian-installer
Severity: normal

  Hello !

  I installed recently a debian/testing on a friend's laptop - who had windows on it. I repartitionned 
using qtparted on KNOPPIX. I tried the normal install. I have to say that I'm quite impressed, as 
everything went pretty smooth - everything was detected properly, thanks for the great job.

  There only was one problem in the end - I would say the most critical place : both GRUB and LILO 
failed, with an error code 1 - not quite explicit. So I switched to the console and tried to install 
LILO manually, it complained about the partition table not being what LILO would like it to be, and 
advised to run with -P ignore. I did that, and it ran perfectly smooth afterwards (no problem to boot 
with Linux nor Windows).

  Do you think that it would be a good idea to make it the default to run with -P ignore if the first 
run fails with this specific error ?

  Cheers, and thanks again for the good work

	Vincent Fourmond

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