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[opensuse-autoinstall] AY changes types of existing partitions :-(
  • From: Frank Steiner <fsteiner-mail1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2009 16:10:50 +0200
  • Message-id: <49DE01EA.1050506@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

in SLES 11 I'm using e.g. this profile for partitioning:
<partitioning config:type="list">
<partitions config:type="list">

<create config:type="boolean">false</create>
<filesystem config:type="symbol">vfat</filesystem>
<format config:type="boolean">false</format>
<partition_nr config:type="integer">1</partition_nr>
<mountby config:type="symbol">device</mountby>

The partition existed already and had id=7 (HPFS/NTFS). When installing,
AY didn't recreate any partititions, just formatted some as it was told to.

But after the installation, the id of /dev/sda1 was "83" instead of "7",
preventing Windows XP from booting.

Up to SLES 10 SP2, AY never changed my windows partitions with the above
config and it should stay like that in SLES 11! There is absolutely no
sense in changing the partition type if create and format are both FALSE.

Is this a bug or do I need to set a new flag or sth. to prevent this?


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80333 Muenchen, Germany Fax: +49 89 2180-99-4049
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