> Ran on second try without problems, couldn't get neither grub nor lilo > to install on first try. Second try was expert mode, which then worked > flawlessly. Sorry that I can't specify the problem, but then I hadn't > read the documentation hard enough to remember Alt+F4 while installing ;-) > Error was something like "unable to install grub|lilo on boot sector". > > During first try there had been two USB hard disks attached, too. > Perhaps that's part of the problem (they had shown up as sdb and sdc > during partitioning). Is there any chance that you can redo this installation so that you can save the installation log file (it is installed in /var/log/installer on the installed system)? > Gentoo was not detected by grub, but that was to be expoected because it > used /boot (sda1) too and had formatted it as ext2 - which the installer > doesn't like - it wants ext3. But for /boot journaling is a waste of space > in my opinion... So I had to eformat /boot for use with debian and losing > my gentoo-kernel with that... At first glance, I see this as a bug. Even if D-I implicitely suggests ext3 for / and /boot, it may use ext2 and it should be capable of detecting another system with /boot on ext2. How was your system booting *before* the installation of Debian? If there is a grub or lilo install, D-I should detect it and add its entries to the newly installed boot loader.
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