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Bug#339127: marked as done (Installer fails to detect existing hard drive partitions)

Your message dated Tue, 11 Jan 2011 23:12:05 +0000
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has caused the Debian Bug report #339127,
regarding Installer fails to detect existing hard drive partitions
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Package: debian-installer
Debian-installer-version: etch-beta1-i386 netinst,
downloaded 14/11/2005 14:00
uname -a: Linux renderbox 2.6.12-1-386 #1 Tue Sep 27
12:41:08 JST 2005 i686 unknown
Date: 01:00 15/11/2005
Method: etch-beta1-netinst, burnt to a 650MB Sony
CDRW, booted from a Sony DVD drive (install not
completed, see below)
Machine: Home built
Processor: Pentium IV 3GHz
Memory: 512MB DDR
Root Device: IDE drive, 123.5MB IBM Deskstar
Root Size/partition table: <Feel free to paste the
full partition
      table, with notes on which partitions are
mounted where.>
Output of lspci and lspci -n: N/A, install aborted

Base System Installation Checklist:
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] =
didn't try it

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [O]
Config network:         [E]
Detect CD:              [O]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [E]
Create file systems:    [ ]
Mount partitions:       [ ]
Install base system:    [ ]
Install boot loader:    [ ]
Reboot:                 [ ]


Hi guys,
The main problem I'm having is that whilst running the
installer, when I get to the partitioning stage the
installer doesn't recognise the partitions I currently
have on the drive, and only gives me the option to
wipe the whole drive clean (which isn't an option).

Switching to another terminal (Ctrl-Alt-F2), I could
see a list of my partitions in /dev/disks/disk0/ and
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/ , but they didn't
show up at all in the installer menu. Even more
bizarrely, if I boot the installer with the "rescue"
option it can see my partitions just fine, and it lets
me mount one of them as root and everything...

I don't know if this is of any help/relevance either,
but during the install after I got to the partitioning
screen I pressed Ctrl-Alt-F4 and noticed the

partman : File descriptor 3 left open
partman : File descriptor 4 left open
partman : File descriptor 5 left open
partman : File descriptor 6 left open
partman : No matching physical volumes found
partman : File descriptor 3 left open
partman : File descriptor 4 left open
partman : File descriptor 5 left open
partman : File descriptor 6 left open
partman :
partman : No volume groups found
partman :
partman : Reading all physical volumes. This may take
a while

Any help would be appreciated :) . I know that I also
wrote above that config network had an error - I
actually know the cause of this, I just didn't know
how to fix it in the installer. The PC I'm installing
this on is on a wireless network ("belkin54g"). Next
door there's a (WEP-encrypted) network ("Wireless
AM"), which actually has a slightly stronger signal
than the hub I'm trying to connect to, hence by
default the installer tries to connect to "Wireless
AM" rather than "belkin54g", and fails because it
doesn't have the correct WEP-key. So if anyone knows a
way to specify which wireless network you want to
connect to in the installer, I'd be very grateful :)

Hope all this is of some help, if any further
information or fixtesting is required please don't
hesitate to contact me.


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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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