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Bug#322922: install: The partitioner thinks that a 511705088 B is too large for a drive with 5.7 GB unpartitioned space

On Sat, Aug 13, 2005 at 05:13:42PM +0200, Miernik wrote:
> During installing sarge with images from 
> http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/sarge/main/installer-i386/current/images/netboot/debian-installer/i386/2.6/
> (booting installation from GRUB), during the question:
> [!!] Partition disks
> it says:
> The minimum size you can use is 512.0 B or 0% and the maximum size is
> 5.7 GB.
> New partition size:
> and I entered 511705088 B
> It said:
> [!] Partition disks
>    Too large size

The 'B' suffix unfortunately doesn't do what you expect, and your input
was non-intuitively interpreted as 511705088 megabytes. I've committed a
patch to fix this, for post-lenny.

> Besides that, the dialog doesn't say does it interpret kB, MB and GB as
> powers of 1000 or 1024. It should clearly mention how will it interpret
> these. Best if it would say that kB, MB and GB will mean powers of 1000,
> and kiB, MiB and GiB will mean powers of 1024.

This lies somewhere in the domain of #307220/#471323, so we'll track it
over there.


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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