fails to handle partitions over 9

Bug #539577 reported by Lieven on 2010-03-16
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
initramfs-tools (Debian)
Fix Released
initramfs-tools (Ubuntu)
Colin Watson
Colin Watson

Bug Description

Binary package hint: debian-installer

release: Lucid Alpha 3
image: kubuntu-alternate-i386

I just tried to install a command line system, but the kernel failed to install. I checked VT4, which said it failed because of missing packages, probably the kernel-headers. I'm fairly sure this didn't happen a few weeks ago, but now it does. I guess it must have something to do with the upcoming beta release, but still, this isn't a desired effect. I tried all the available kernels in the debian-installer, but they all failed to install.

I guess I will probably be advised to wait until beta, but maybe someone can give me an explanation why this is happening.


There are various possibilities, but I can only diagnose what's going on
if I can see the full logs. Could you please attach /var/log/syslog
from the installation environment to this bug? You can extract it by
going back to the main menu and selecting "Save debug logs".

 status incomplete

Changed in debian-installer (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Lieven (lieven-debels) wrote :
Lieven (lieven-debels) wrote :
Lieven (lieven-debels) wrote :
Lieven (lieven-debels) wrote :
Lieven (lieven-debels) wrote :
Lieven (lieven-debels) wrote :

Thanks for your fast response. I've attached all the debug logs, and I also filled out most of the installation report.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

This is actually an outstanding bug in initramfs-tools to do with handling of partitions with numbers over 9, which I'll try to get fixed for beta-2. Debian fixed it a while back but unfortunately it has been ages since we merged this particular package ...

affects: debian-installer (Ubuntu) → initramfs-tools (Ubuntu)
Changed in initramfs-tools (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in initramfs-tools (Ubuntu Lucid):
assignee: nobody → Colin Watson (cjwatson)
summary: - kernel won't install because of missing package(s)
+ fails to handle partitions over 9
Changed in initramfs-tools (Ubuntu Lucid):
milestone: none → ubuntu-10.04-beta-2
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package initramfs-tools - 0.92bubuntu68

initramfs-tools (0.92bubuntu68) lucid; urgency=low

  * Backport from Debian:
    - hook-functions: Cope with partitions over 9 (LP: #539577).
 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Fri, 19 Mar 2010 18:57:43 +0000

Changed in initramfs-tools (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in initramfs-tools (Debian):
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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