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Re: Processed: severity of 691046 is normal

tags 691046 + patch

Hi there!

On Tue, 23 Oct 2012 21:33:09 +0200, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> Processing commands for control@bugs.debian.org:
>> severity 691046 normal
> Bug #691046 [installation-reports] installation-reports: manual
> partitioning for GPT does not suggest a BIOS Boot Partition
> Severity set to 'normal' from 'critical'

I do not understand this: the bug is at least 'important' and I decided
to report it as 'critical' because it "makes unrelated software on the
system (or the whole system) break".

If you think partman is fine and does not to be fixed, as I wrote at
least the installation guide should have a note, here is a patch:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
Index: partman.xml
--- partman.xml	(revision 68290)
+++ partman.xml	(working copy)
@@ -408,6 +408,14 @@
 forget to mount the root filesystem, <command>partman</command> won't
 let you continue until you correct this issue.
+<warning arch="amd64;i386"><para>
+<!-- BTS: #691046 -->
+If you use a disk with a GPT partition table and plan to use GRUB2 as
+the bootloader, you need to create a <emphasis>BIOS Boot
+Partition</emphasis> of 1MB to embed GRUB2.
 </para><para arch="ia64">
 If you forget to select and format an EFI boot partition,
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

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