Re: Problem booting debian on HP rx4610 itanium
On Mon, Nov 26, 2001 at 03:17:11PM +0100, TEUWEN,ROEL (Non-HP-Belgium,ex1) wrote:
> Hi Richard,
> Thanks a lot for clarifying this. A low-level format of the disk before
> installing debian fixed the problem for me. All is ok now.
> I am now able to install kernels using elilo again.
> Any ideas (when/if) the GPT scheme will be supported under Debian ?
Sorry, don't know. We would probably have to switch the installer to
using parted instead of cfdisk, and the parted interface is not as
user friendly. Would probably also be nice if the old tools at least
recognised that a disk had a GPT and warned you first.
Actually, we could possibly provide parted as well as cfdisk, even
if it meant having to drop in to a shell to run parted at first.
btw, debian parted does understand GPT, the following is under debian
sid, on a disk set up by RedHat with GPT:
root@nelly:/build/util-linux/util-linux-2.11m/fdisk# fdisk /dev/sdc
Command (m for help): p
Disk /dev/sdc: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 522 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdc1 1 523 4194156+ ee EFI GPT
Partition 1 has different physical/logical beginnings (non-Linux?):
phys=(0, 0, 0) logical=(0, 0, 2)
Partition 1 has different physical/logical endings:
phys=(1023, 254, 63) logical=(522, 37, 53)
Command (m for help): q
root@nelly:/build/util-linux/util-linux-2.11m/fdisk# parted /dev/sdc
GNU Parted 1.4.20
Copyright (C) 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This program is free software, covered by the GNU General Public License.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the
implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for
Disk geometry for /dev/sdc: 0.000-4095.856 megabytes
Disk label type: GPT
Minor Start End Filesystem Name Flags
1 0.031 70.598 FAT boot, lba
2 70.598 2070.878 ext2 lba
3 2070.879 3074.941 linux-swap lba