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Re: parted: 512 vs 2048 bytes block size dilemma


sorry it's been a while since the last update on this issue. Recently i
had some spare time to test this again with the current wheezy d-i image
from 20130112-15:23. The problem still exists, even on current IBM Power
hardware. The problem seems to be with the way the d-i ISO was mapped to
the LPAR via a virtual optical device from the VIOS. This throws off the
"/usr/lib/partconf/find-partitions --flag prep" command with the mentioned
error message (see [2] for a detailed explaination). It used to work up
to and including the lenny d-i. Newer d-i and/or kernel versions showed
the described problem. For a quick'n'dirty fix i'd like to propose the
patch in [2] or [3], whichever seems more suitable.
Other than that, the tested wheezy d-i worked flawlessly on a IBM Power7
LPAR with network and storage devices backed by dual VIOS. Great work!

Thanks & best regards,

    Frank Fegert

[1] http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-parted/2013-01/msg00002.html
[2] http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-parted/2013-02/msg00003.html
[3] http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-parted/2013-02/msg00005.html

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