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Bug#572762: installation-reports : installer boot failure

Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:

> On reboot I  still get the "Non system disk" error and have to
> boot to the iso again.

Fixed it!

It turned out that /dev/sda1 did not have the bootable flag set.

Going into fdisk, setting the bootable flag for the first partition
and then running grub-install and update-grub resulted in a system
that boots.

I  think what happened was the following. During installation I

  - Did the suggested partitioning and then decided that a 7G /
    was too small.
  - Manually partitioned to 20G root, 12G swap and remaining as

At this stage, I must have forgotten to make / bootable and ended
up with a non-booting system.

It would be nice if debian installer detected that there was no
bootable partition and at least warned  about it.

Erik de Castro Lopo

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