Debian Bug report logs - #614768
should detect when embed area is too small for GRUB

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Package: partman-zfs; Maintainer for partman-zfs is Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>; Source for partman-zfs is src:partman-zfs.

Reported by: Robert Millan <rmh@debian.org>

Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 11:03:01 UTC

Severity: important

Tags: help

Found in version partman-zfs/5

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, rmh@debian.org, debian-bsd@lists.debian.org, Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>:
Bug#614768; Package partman-zfs. (Wed, 23 Feb 2011 11:03:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Robert Millan <rmh@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: should detect when embed area is too small for GRUB
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2011 12:01:05 +0100
Package: partman-zfs
Version: 5
Severity: grave
Tags: help

When partitioning is not done from scratch (i.e. when used partitions
already existed), the pre-existing embed area is used instead of a
new one with the usual size (1 MiB). Usually it's 31 kiB instead.

If ZFS is used for the root partition, and embed area is too small to
boot from ZFS (as is the case with 31 kiB), installing GRUB will fail
later on.

We need some kind of warning in partitioning phase, but I'm unsure how
can this situation be detected.  Some help would be appreciated.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.37-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=ca_AD.utf8, LC_CTYPE=ca_AD.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash




Severity set to 'important' from 'grave' Request was from Robert Millan <rmh@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Wed, 23 Nov 2011 18:21:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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