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Linux shows you device files for partitions when the disk has partitions. If the disk has partitions, there's no point in telling Linux not to show them to you: whatever problem you're having, this could only hide the problem, not solve it. If you change the partition table while the disk is connected, the kernel might not notice and might keep acting on ...


The debconf question partman-partitioning/default_label should set the partition table type. You also need to set the boolean question partman-partitioning/confirm_write_new_label to true or partman will not overrite an existing partition table. So you should put in your pressed file : d-i partman-partitioning/default_label select msdos d-i ...

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