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Bug#691046: Processed: severity of 691046 is normal

Luca wrote:
>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---

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.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"We're the technical experts.  We were hired so that management could
 ignore our recommendations and tell us how to do our jobs."  -- Mike Andrews

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