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Re: U5 - Sarge with d-i rc2 netinstall failure

Alright, I believe that's a two-part question. The reason that there is
not a bug about the kernel errors from not being able to read the disk
right is probably because the partition reader is trying to access data
that isn't on the drive. Therefore the IDE/fixed disk layer of the
kernel is complaining about it. I think that's just the sort of error
messages the kernel is willing to give you.

For the second issue with fdisk not liking to edit the labels on large
disks, I suspect this is because fdisk is obsolete and has been
replaced functionally by parted. D-I itself uses parted as its backend.
Parted works correctly; ergo, fdisk is moot.

That is just my guess about why. I might in fact be wrong. Don't take
my word for it, IANALBIPOO/.

--- Hendrik Sattler <ubq7@stud.uni-karlsruhe.de> wrote:

> Am Freitag, 3. Dezember 2004 08:23 schrieb
> foo_bar_baz_boo-deb@yahoo.com:
> > Not always true. This can be the sign of a disk that does not have
> a
> > proper Sun disk label. If you do not have a proper Sun disk label,
> you
> > will not be able to boot the disk, although you still will be able
> to
> > mount it if you have PC partition table support in your kernel.
> >
> > Also, another thing I have learned, fdisk for SPARCs is ancient and
> > only supports very small (by today's standards) hard disks. Use
> nothing
> > other than parted to edit disks with Sun disk labels or you will be
> > sorry you didn't.
> If that is reproducable, why is there no bug report about this?
> HS
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