Installer assumes partition of type 0xBF is swap
I have a triple-boot system: Windows Vista, OpenSolaris 2008.05, and Ubuntu 8.04.
Vista was installed first, then OpenSolaris, then Ubuntu 8.04 (from the standard live CD). I used the manual partitioning option in the Ubuntu installer in order to specify which partition to install Ubuntu on.
After I booted Ubuntu 8.04, I could no longer boot OpenSolaris.
The Ubuntu 8.04 installer *changed* my type 0xBF partition to type 0x82 and used the partition as swap space. It wrote a swap entry to /etc/fstab for that partition so on the first boot of Ubuntu my OpenSolaris install got torched.
Is the installer supposed to do that for type 0xBF partitions? If so, please change it - I don't know of any reference on partition ID numbers that shows 0xBF as an indicator of a Linux swap partition. The value 0xBF indicates Solaris (see, for example: http://
I noticed that the Ubuntu installer listed the partition as "swap" but because of the poor visibility of the installer's exact plans for that partition (https:/