(Bug?): nummeration for preserved partions

Thomas Lange lange at informatik.uni-koeln.de
Mon Dec 6 11:41:34 CET 2010

>>>>> On Thu, 2 Dec 2010 14:57:08 +0100, Manuel Hachtkemper <hacman at math.uni-bonn.de> said:

    > and we want to preserve /local. So I would assume replacing X with 7, but this is mistake, because /local becomes /dev/sda3 in the installation (and sda7 is preserved).

Yes, we need a better description in setup-storage, how the partitions
are numbered. We use the normal numbering the kernel does. Do you have
a patch for this?

    > .. or better: Preserve the 7th entry in the list, instead of the 7th partition.
No, we will not change this, because it would be much more complicated
and would break a lot of isntallations, and may also destroy data.

regards Thomas

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