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Partitioning problem: /boot auto-added
  • From: Frank Steiner <fsteiner-mail1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2006 10:45:18 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <44FC03B3.4020606@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Hi,

I'm trying to install SuSE 10.1 on a system with one SCSI disk. I used
a profile to keep all existing partitions:

/dev/sda1 / ext3
/dev/sda2 swap swap
/dev/sda3 /var ext3
/dev/sda4 /export reiserfs

The profile worked with SLES9, now fails with 10.1. While debugging
I tried the same profile but toll AY to create all 4 partitions,
just to see what comes out of it. Amazingly, AY creates this
partitioning scheme:

/dev/sda1 / ext3
/dev/sda2 /var ext3
/dev/sda3 extended partition
/dev/sda5 swap swap
/dev/sda6 /export reiserfs
/dev/sda7 /boot ext2

A complete mess, of course (note that also swap and /var are swapped
with the partition no.). Looking at y2log I find this:

Partitions.ycp: BootCycl lba_support false
Partitions.ycp: BootCycl /proc/xen/capabilities $[]
Partitions.ycp: BootCycl lba_support false
autoinstall/autoaprt.ycp: boot added automagically...

So it looks like AY thinks that I need a special boot partition, which
is nosense, of course. What can I do? Is this some known bug, or do
I need to send the full y2log? The partitioning profile is below...

cu,
Frank

<partitioning config:type="list">
<drive>
<device>/dev/sda</device>
<partitions config:type="list">

<partition>
<create config:type="boolean">true</create>
<filesystem config:type="symbol">ext3</filesystem>
<format config:type="boolean">true</format>
<fstopt>defaults</fstopt>
<mount>/</mount>
<partition_nr config:type="integer">1</partition_nr>
<size>20gb</size>
</partition>
<partition>
<create config:type="boolean">true</create>
<filesystem config:type="symbol">ext3</filesystem>
<format config:type="boolean">true</format>
<fstopt>defaults</fstopt>
<mount>/var</mount>
<partition_nr config:type="integer">3</partition_nr>
<size>4gb</size>
</partition>
<partition>
<create config:type="boolean">true</create>
<filesystem config:type="symbol">swap</filesystem>
<format config:type="boolean">true</format>
<fstopt>defaults</fstopt>
<mount>swap</mount>
<partition_nr config:type="integer">2</partition_nr>
<size>2gb</size>
</partition>
<partition>
<create config:type="boolean">true</create>
<filesystem config:type="symbol">reiser</filesystem>
<format config:type="boolean">true</format>
<fstopt>defaults</fstopt>
<mount>/export</mount>
<partition_nr config:type="integer">4</partition_nr>
<size>max</size>
</partition>
</partitions>
<use>all</use>
</drive>

</partitioning>


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