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Bug#307869: marked as done (There must be at least one bootable partition)

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Package: debian-installer
Version: rc3

Error messages: none

Incorrect behavior: Following a completed install, the system fails to boot from the RAID1 / volume

What I did

I downloaded sarge-i386-netinst, rc3:
(http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimage-testing/sarge_d-i/i386/rc3/ sarge-i386-netinst.iso) and proceeded to perform an install on a Pentium II with twin 4.5G Ultra SCSI 2 disks, operating off twin Adaptec 2940U2W controllers.

During paritioning, I divided each disk into two partitions, 4.3GB and 255MB, by the partitioner. Each partition was marked for use by Linux RAID. From the RAID configuration menu, I build a RAID1 volume from the two 4.3 GB partitions and a RAID0 volume from the 255MB partitions. The RAID1 volume was marked for use as an ext3 filesystem, to be mounted on /.

The filesystems were initialized and the preliminary data was loaded. Grub was installed. Following this procedure, the CD-ROM ejected and I was instructed to reboot. Upon reboot, the BIOS reported that it was unable to boot from disk.

I rebooted with the CD and ran fdisk manually on /dev/scsi/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/disc and /dev/scsi/host1/bus0/target1/lun0/disc. Using fdisk, I marked partition 1 on both disks startable (fdisk's 'a' command), and wrote the tables. When I rebooted, the system booted normally.

I don't have a suggested fix at this time, other than the obvious "someone should take a look at the sequencing in the installer." My apologies if this is a dupe, but I've looked and didn't notice it anywhere.
    Don Faulkner, CISSP | Elegant Solutions
 Second Moon Consulting | to Interesting Problems

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Thanks for your report.
Closing as it's an installation report from Sarge which isn't supported
Feel free to test and report any issues against the current debian
installer release (Squeeze RC1) which supports more hardware and also
it's improved.


Melhores cumprimentos/Best regards,

Miguel Figueiredo

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