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Bug#511177: Bug 511177 Update 2 - Incorrect Partition Numbers Explained

Package: installation-reports

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 
extended partition.

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.

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