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Bug#428704: debian-installer: 'Partition does not exist' after fresh installation.

Package: debian-installer
Version: Debian Installer 4.0r1 (Etch) amd64
Severity: important

I've been talking to a guy who wanted to move to Debian. He downloaded the Debian Etch installer for amd64 and went trough the install process. He 
didn't change anything for the partition

After having succesfully installed Debian, he came with the error message: 'Partition does not exist' from grub when it tries to boot linux from the 

General system info:
Athlon64 X2 3800+, 1GB of DDR400, Seagate 320GB as the first disk, Hitatchi 250GB SATA as the second
He set hda2 as / and hda3 as swap

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (900, 'testing'), (100, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.20-1-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=es_ES.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=es_ES.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

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