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Bug#581687: debian-installer: Explanation for naming of devices wrong when attempting to install Grub not on MBR

Package: debian-installer
Severity: normal

After installation is completed, I am asked if I want to install grub on the
master boot record. When I choose not to, I am given an explanation about the
naming of devices for Grub and I am prompted to enter the device which I want
to install Grub on. The explanation says that for installing Grub on the first
extended partition on the third hard disk I can enter (hd2,4).

In my particular case I wanted to install Grub on the first extended partition
on the first hard disk and I entered (hd0,4). This results in an error. I try
again and this time I enter (hd0,5) and this works.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-3-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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