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Re: [patch] Re: Installing on a Dual CPU G5 Powermac?

On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 10:03:25PM -0800, Shyamal Prasad wrote:
>     "Sven" == Sven Luther <sven.luther@wanadoo.fr> writes:
>     Sven> Well, we don't care, since the daily built are on
>     Sven> people.debian.org (gluck).
> I learned that too late to help, but now I know!
>     >> The machine is running from my previous hacked install, but I
>     >> really want to try out the new installer. I'll certainly submit
>     >> an installation report when I'm done.
>     Sven> Ok, please do it.
> It seems that the d-i daily build uses the latest d-i kernel from sid,
> but the kernel that it actually installs is from sarge! So my system
> fails at the reboot stage since the new kernel is not on the d-i
> image!!!  Sort of took the grins off my face :-)
> I worked around this by apt-getting the kernel from sid before the
> reboot step, and then it all went pretty good (except for LVM, see
> below).
> I'll do the installation report when the new kernel makes it into the
> d-i build. No point in reporting a difficult install for a problem I
> know will be fixed shortly.
> Also, I could not get the LVM stuff to work with the menu interface. I
> need to get that figured out, but that is a different thread and/or
> bug report (seems to be like #260763).

This is a known problem, basically, it is because the mac partition table
stuff does lack a LVM flag for partitions. I fixed this on amiga partition
tables, adding a LVM flag, but i believe i should maybe have used a 'LVM\0'
dostype instead. Not sure, parted is not particularly smart about dostypes.

I discussed this with Colin Watson some time back, and he was not hot on doing
a quick fix, but said that this is something that needs to be decided by the
lvm tools folk too. I believe that on ppc these tools don't check the
partition type, so it is only a matter of forcing d-i.


Sven Luther

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