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Bug#266248: marked as done (RC1 Installer causes problems for windows xp dual boot)

Your message dated Wed, 08 Sep 2010 03:57:35 +0000
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and subject line Closing old installation report #266248
has caused the Debian Bug report #266248,
regarding RC1 Installer causes problems for windows xp dual boot
to be marked as done.

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Package: installation-reports


I tried an 2.6 kernel install using the RC1 installer and encountered
the following problem.

I used the debian installer to create 3 logical partitions (/, /home and
swap) and installed grub as the boot-loader. During the grub install, it
successfully picked up my windows partition and added that to the boot

When I rebooted however, grub failed to boot windows xp for me. In
particular, when I selected the windows xp option, grub proceeds until the
point where it hands over control to the windows xp boot-loader (it seems
like, I'm not a windows expert) and it then hangs indefinitely.

I can see no documentation in debian (or reported problems) indicating any
problems like this but I did come across this
http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=115980  which seems to
have the same symptoms.

Some investigation reveals that there is a known problem with parted
altering the CHS values for LBA partitions. This problem seems to be fixed
in the latest release of parted -

The problem has occured on Fedora and is detailed here

A workaround for the problem is to boot first with a distro such as
knoppix and use the fdisk from that to partition your system. I can
confirm that the problem does not occur if parted is not used to partition
your system.


stephen@skynet.ie                                 http://www.skynet.ie/~stephen/

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We are closing this installation report for one of the following
- it was reported with a pre-lenny version of Debian
- indications in the installation report give the feeling that
  the reported problem waslying in another software, unrelated to
  D-I, which we can't easily identify.
- indications in the installation report suggest that it may have been
  fixed in a more recent version of a D-I component
- it was successful and we forgot closing it..:-)
- it has no information we consider useful

The D-I team is currently in the process of cleaning out the old spool
of installation reports that haven't bene processed yet. 

In case you think that the problem you reported has chances to be
still present, please reiterate your installation test with
a more recent image of D-I, if you're in position of doing this.

You'll find daily builds at
http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer. We recommend you choose
the netboot image, in the "daily builds section", then choose to
install "squeeze" when prompted.

If some problems are found, please report them with a new bug sent
against installation-reports.

Many thanks for your understanding and your help improving Debian,
past and present.

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