Bug#420254: Partman does not show partition table
Boot method: CD
Machine: DELL, Inspiron 8600
Processor: Pentium M, 1.7 GHz
Primary 567.5 MB B fat32
Unused space 8 GB
Primary 29.6 GB ntfs
Primary 15.6 GB ntfs
Logical 26.3 GB ntfs
Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it
Initial boot: [O]
Detect network card: [O]
Configure network: [O]
Detect CD: [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives: [O]
Partition hard drives: [E]
Install base system: [ ]
Clock/timezone setup: [ ]
User/password setup: [ ]
Install tasks: [ ]
Install boot loader: [ ]
Overall install: [ ]
Partman displayed my hard disk correctly. I have chosen a manual
partitioning. Partman did NOT display my current partitions. Instead it
offered to create a new partition table.
I suspect partman is unable to create a logical partition in the free space
(in that particular situation).
However, I suggest handling the situation by an error message instead of
offering to create an new partition table.
An error message might say something like: strange partitioning found.
Cannot work on that.
Of course, I would like dearest that partman is able, to create logical
partitions in that situation.