Problem partitioning dual-boot

Michael Tautschnig mt at
Thu Oct 27 07:29:48 CEST 2011

Hi John,

> Is it sufficient to abort the install during installation of
> packages? I know in a regular debian install, installing grub is
> just about the last step. But I don't know if FAI works the same
> way.
> What I did was abort the install as soon as I could after it
> finished partitioning and formatting the disk. But it was already a
> few seconds into installing packages by that point.

Ok, that's exactly the kind of experiment I was looking for.

> After running this version of the experiment, it wouldn't boot into
> Windows. So I did a straight debian install and it still wouldn't
> boot into Windows. In other words, while a straight debian install
> doesn't create the same problem, it doesn't fix it either.

Hmm, then indeed setup-storage must be at fault.

Anyhow, after a successful install of the Linux part (either using d-i or FAI),
could you please run


and send the output?


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