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Bug#509299: marked as done (problem with boot drive != system drive)

Your message dated Sun, 18 Jan 2009 12:47:04 +0000
with message-id <E1LOX3Q-00065D-JW@ries.debian.org>
and subject line Bug#509299: fixed in win32-loader 0.6.10
has caused the Debian Bug report #509299,
regarding problem with boot drive != system drive
to be marked as done.

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If this is not the case it is now your responsibility to reopen the
Bug report if necessary, and/or fix the problem forthwith.

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Package: installation
Severity: important
Justification: fails to build from source

   Windows identifies two partitions (drives) involved in the boot
process - the boot drive and the system drive. The boot drive is
the active partition and the system drive is the drive containing
the Windows kernel (ntoskrnl.exe)
   The Windows-Based Install for Debian assumes that the Windows
boot drive and system drive are the same. The install uses
the value in %SystemDrive% to identify where to install the grub
bootloader stuff (g2ldr, g2ldr.mbr, grub.conf) and the \debian 
directory.  This is AOK for most Windows installations.
   However the root drive and system drive can be different (e.g.
I have a small boot partition that will boot either Vista or 
XP both of which are located in a separate partition).  In this case 
the Debian boot-install will not boot.
   The temporary fix is to reboot into Windows and copy/move 
\g2ldr, \g2ldr.mbr, \grub.conf and \debian into the boot drive.  
Then reboot and do the install.
   The Debian install should check to see if the file "\ntldr" (for
Windows NT, 2000, server 2000. XP, server 2003) or "\bootmgr" (for
Vista and Server 2008) exists in %SystemDrive%.  If neither doesn't
exist then Debian should (a) search for them or (b) ask the user
where the initial boot program is located.  Identifying the active
partition may not be sufficient as the user may be using a non-
Windows bootloader that doesn't rely on the active partition to boot.
   I hope this helps to improve the install process.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-6-amd64
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

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Source: win32-loader
Source-Version: 0.6.10

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
win32-loader, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/w/win32-loader/win32-loader_0.6.10.dsc
  to pool/main/w/win32-loader/win32-loader_0.6.10.tar.gz
  to pool/main/w/win32-loader/win32-loader_0.6.10_all.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to 509299@bugs.debian.org,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Robert Millan <rmh@aybabtu.com> (supplier of updated win32-loader package)

(This message was generated automatically at their request; if you
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Hash: SHA1

Format: 1.8
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 13:07:46 +0100
Source: win32-loader
Binary: win32-loader
Architecture: source all
Version: 0.6.10
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>
Changed-By: Robert Millan <rmh@aybabtu.com>
 win32-loader - Debian-Installer loader for win32
Closes: 509299 509711 510199 510388
 win32-loader (0.6.10) unstable; urgency=low
   * Scan for the System Partition and use it consistently.  Fix problem that
     breaks cpio.bat when system partition != boot partition.  (Closes: #509299)
   [ Updated translations ]
   * Bulgarian (bg.po) by Damyan Ivanov
   * Basque (eu.po) by Piarres Beobide
   * French (fr.po) by Christian Perrier
   * Galician (gl.po) by mvillarino  (Closes: #510388)
   * Japanese (ja.po) by Hideki Yamane (Debian-JP)
   * Portuguese (pt.po) by Miguel Figueiredo
   * Romanian (ro.po) by Eddy Petrișor
   * Slovak (sk.po) by Ivan Masár  (Closes: #510199)
   * Thai (th.po) by Theppitak Karoonboonyanan
   * Vietnamese (vi.po) by Clytie Siddall  (Closes: #509711)
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