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Bug#595818: partitioner (IBM-PC) force geometry to one friendly to SSD, 4KiB sectors and RAIDs

reassign 595818 partman-base

Quoting Henrique de Moraes Holschuh (hmh@debian.org):
> Package: debian-installer
> Severity: normal
> Tags: d-i
> The current IBM-PC style partitioner uses the no-good 255 heads, 63
> sectors/track default format from 20 years ago, which misaligns
> partitions on just about every device (logical or hardware) that has a
> reason to care about something other than 512 bytes.

Dealing with alignment stuff has been introduced in partman-base 140
and enhanced in later versions.

If you were using a weekly built netinst image (that includes d-i
alpha1 released in Feb. 2010), you may be using an earlier version.

Can you try the latest *netboot* daily builds from
http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer? Installing squeeze with
these should use the latest partman-base and give what you expect (at
least I think: I know nothing to these things, I'm just guessing from

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