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Bug#691046: Processed: severity of 691046 is normal

Hi Steve!

On Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:53:19 +0200, Steve McIntyre wrote:
> Luca wrote:
>>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---
> Hey Luca,
> Be aware, GPT does *not* always need a BIOS boot partition - if you're
> booting via EFI you don't need that at all.

Is thus the following resume correct?

1) BIOS booting and no EFI at all -> BIOS boot partition

2) BIOS or EFI booting -> BIOS boot partition useless if EFI partition
                          (which IIRC has to be FAT)

3) EFI booting -> EFI partition

I clearly understand that partman can not be omniscient, which is why I
think that we should document that on the installation-guide.

Thx, bye,
Gismo / Luca

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