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Bug#238388: marked as done (Allows to modify partition tables of disk with used partitions and no warning is issued that the kernel will not be able to reread the partition table. I suppose that the best fix for this is: 1. warn the user that the disk is used so a reboot will be required; 2. when the partitioning finishes displays a messages that the system should be rebooted and exits to the main menu of the installer.)



Your message dated Sun, 13 Feb 2011 12:06:52 +0000
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has caused the Debian Bug report #238388,
regarding Allows to modify partition tables of disk with used partitions and no warning is issued that the kernel will not be able to reread the partition table.  I suppose that the best fix for this is: 1. warn the user that the disk is used so a reboot will be required; 2. when the partitioning finishes displays a messages that the system should be rebooted and exits to the main menu of the installer.
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Package: installation-reports

INSTALL REPORT

Debian-installer-version: Daily build, 3/8/2004
uname -a: Linux tanis 2.6.3 #1 Wed Mar 3 13:48:37 CET 2004 i686 GNU/Linux
Date: 3/8/2004
Method: Installed by usb media (booted from floppy) using businesscard image
Machine: Custom-built Athlon XP, Motherboard Asus A7A, ide disk, Intel
	EtherExpress Pro 100 network card.
Processor: Athlon XP 1700+
Memory: 256 MB
Root Device: ide, /dev/hda3
Root Size/partition table:
relevant part of /etc/fstab:

/dev/hda3       /                       reiserfs
/dev/hda2       none                    swap
/dev/hda4       /home                   ext3
/dev/hda1       /mnt/winme              vfat

parted <print> command:
Minor    Start       End     Type      Filesystem  Flags
1          0.031   6800.954  primary   fat32       boot
3       6800.955  13845.080  primary   reiserfs
2      13845.081  13986.276  primary   linux-swap
4      13986.277  38170.063  primary   ext3

Output of lspci:
00:00.0 Host bridge: ALi Corporation M1647 Northbridge [MAGiK 1 / MobileMAGiK 
1] (rev b0)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: ALi Corporation PCI to AGP Controller
00:02.0 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
00:04.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c4)
00:06.0 USB Controller: ALi Corporation USB 1.1 Controller (rev 03)
00:07.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1533 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV]
00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82557/8/9 [Ethernet Pro 100] (rev 04)
00:0c.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 04)
00:0c.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! MIDI/Game Port (rev 
01)
00:11.0 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 PMU
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 
400] (rev a1)

Base System Installation Checklist:

Initial boot worked:    [O]
Configure network HW:   [O]
Config network:         [O]
Detect CD:              [ ]
Load installer modules: [O]
Detect hard drives:     [O]
Partition hard drives:  [O]
Create file systems:    [O]
Mount partitions:       [O]
Install base system:    [O]
Install boot loader:    [O]
Reboot:                 [O]
[O] = OK, [E] = Error (please elaborate below), [ ] = didn't try it

Comments/Problems:

The installation just worked. A couple of minor complaints about partman:
- I installed from usb media, and partitioned the disk manually. So
  I was quite surprised to see my usb keychain on the list of 
  partitionable hard drives. I don't think a user wants to format the 
  disk he's installing from... :)
- On the final question where it asks if you want to proceed with 
  partitioning/formatting/mounting, it should probably print a summary
  of the changes it is about to make to the hd or, at least, a summary
  of the partitions it is about to wipe clean. Just to be sure a newbie
  doesn't delete its windows partition by mistake :)
  
Other than that, it was flawless. Great work, people!

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Since you reported this bug a lot has changed in the installer and on it's 
partitioning.
On current release (Debian 6.0 Squeeze) it asks you to save the changes done 
in partitioning and the changes in partitioning are kept.

Feel free to try and report any issues against current installer.

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Melhores cumprimentos/Best regards,

Miguel Figueiredo
http://www.DebianPT.org


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