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Re: [opensuse-factory] Re: [opensuse-announce] openSUSE 10.3 Alpha2 Release
  • From: Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2007 17:52:09 +0100
  • Message-id: <m3bqirols6.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxx>
"Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> The Thursday 2007-03-15 at 17:09 +0100, Andreas Jaeger wrote:
>> Call for testing:
>> We're using the libata stack now also for IDE controllers. Please do
>> test that an update works and all files are changed automatically
>> (libata uses /dev/sda for the first harddisk instead of /dev/hda).
>> Disks with more than 15 partitions are not handled right now, we're
>> still evaluating whether there is a good solution. to use the old
>> scheme, boot with "hwprobe=-modules.pata". See below for Bug 250241
>> as well.
> My two disks are IDE PATA with 20 and 16 partitions respectively (and a
> third borderline with 13). Two questions:
> 1) Will the install detect this automatically and configure appropriately?
> 2) Is there any danger of this hosing the rest of the partitions? I have
> three test partitions, but I'm not prepared to endanger the main
> system in the "production" partition in order to test it...

You might be able to use the first 15 - but YaST might also abort and
tell you that you have too many partitions.

I would wait until we have implemented something to handle this,

Andreas Jaeger, aj@xxxxxxx,
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG Nürnberg)
Maxfeldstr. 5, 90409 Nürnberg, Germany
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