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Bug#463765: debian-installer: Installer offers to install "grub" bootloader on PowerPC. Why?

Package: debian-installer
Severity: normal

Using this "businesscard" install disk:


Daily build #2 for powerpc, using installer build from sid
These images will install the testing version of Debian, currently Lenny.
See the top-level daily directory for more information about the daily builds.
This build finished at Fri Feb 1 21:27:24 UTC 2008.
 Name                                               Last modified      Size  

 Parent Directory                                                        -   
 MD5SUMS                                            01-Feb-2008 22:27  143   
 SHA1SUMS                                           01-Feb-2008 22:27  159   
 debian-testing-powerpc-businesscard.iso            01-Feb-2008 22:25   59M  
 debian-testing-powerpc-businesscard.iso.zsync      01-Feb-2008 22:27  207K  
 debian-testing-powerpc-netinst.iso                 01-Feb-2008 22:27  181M  
 debian-testing-powerpc-netinst.iso.zsync           01-Feb-2008 22:27  316K  

Apache/2.2.6 (Unix) Server at cdimage.debian.org Port 80

It was a nominal installation until it came time to write a boot loader.  It presented me with a top-level installer menu, with "Install GRUB boot loader" hilighted.

Since GRUB is for x86, not PowerPC, this was odd.  I hit <enter> and it immediately returned to the same menu with "GRUB" still hilighted, apparently having done 
nothing useful.

I then skipped the "GRUB" menu item and told it to install YABOOT (the next item on the menu), and all proceeded as expected from there.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-3-powerpc
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Attachment: syslog.gz
Description: GNU Zip compressed data

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