Bug#511177: Bug 511177 Update 2 - Incorrect Partition Numbers Explained
Boot method: CD
Image version: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/daily-
UPDATE 2: Partition Numbering Issue Explained
In the initial report and the first update, I noted that during the
installation process the partitioner had incorrectly reported the
partition numbers. The cause of this has been discovered.
The hard disk was originally partitioned with 2 primary partitions
and 1 extended partition, like this:
Primary #1 = partition 0
Primary #2 = partition 1
Primary #3 = partition 2 (extended partition)
Then Primary #2 was resized (reduced) to make room for a Debian
boot partition, which became:
Primary #4 = partition 3 - even though it is physically before the
That is why the partitions appeared to be incorrectly numbered
during the installation. I apologize if my report sent someone
looking for a problem that did not exist.
Thank you, again.