NetBSD Problem Report #43700

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Subject: NetBSD-5.1_RC3 install, suggestion to mark a partition as active fails
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>Number:         43700
>Category:       install
>Synopsis:       NetBSD-5.1_RC3 install, suggestion to mark a partition as active fails
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    martin
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Aug 03 06:05:00 +0000 2010
>Last-Modified:  Tue Aug 03 07:04:09 +0000 2010
>Originator:     Elie De Brauwer
>Release:        5.1 RC3
I had a disk on which Linux is installed on the first partition and with fdisk (under Linux) I created an empty second partition. The installer shows these partitions correctly, I can mark it to install NetBSD on the correct partition, but if the bootable flag is not set when you continue you get a warning:

"You have not marked a partition active. This may cuse your system to not start up properly. Should the NetBSD partition of the disk be marked active?"

If you select 'yes' there, the installer goes back to the previous screen and nothing happens. So I would expect either of the following:
-> Answering yes should add the bootable flag and go back to the partition view for review.
-> Or the text should read something like "Do you want to go back to add set the partition as active ?". 
Try to install NetBSD on a partition which is not set as active. 



Responsible-Changed-From-To: install-manager->martin
Responsible-Changed-When: Tue, 03 Aug 2010 07:04:09 +0000
I'll have a look


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