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Re: Found a bug

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Found a bug
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2001 11:05:52 +1000
User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i

On Tue, Jul 03, 2001 at 02:58:24PM +0000, Robert Hagg wrote:
> I was attempting to use parted without success. During my
> trials I recieved the following message.
> You found a bug in GNU parted. Please
> email a bug report to address@hidden containing
> the version (1.4.7), and the following message:
> Assertion (walk -> geom length > 63 * 5)
> at disk C:1023 in function, _disk_check_sanity() failed.

This bug has been fixed in newer versions.

> I also noticed that parted would send an error on initialization
> due to the number of cylinders on my disk. I'm using an 8G disk
> with 1106 cylinders instead of the standard 1024. What type of
> problem will this cause?

It can cause problems with Windows, and perhaps with boot loading,
if you have an old BIOS and/or an old version of LILO.

That message is not an error message... it is a warning message
that is always displayed.  1024 isn't standard, BTW.


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