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bugreport as requested

From: A . Sloman
Subject: bugreport as requested
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 23:10:30 +0100

I don't know what this means, but I was trying to fix
a corrupted usb memory device. I used fdisk to set
up partitions 1 to 4 and then in order to check that
it was all OK I ran

    parted /dev/sda

and got the following print out:

    Using /dev/sda
    You found a bug in GNU Parted.  Please email a bug report to
    address@hidden containing the version (1.4.24), and the following

    Assertion (walk->geom.length > 5 * disk->dev->sectors) at disk.c:1093 in
    _disk_check_sanity() failed.
    Ignore Cancel ?

After that I had no way to quit the program except by suspending
(CTRL z) then kill.

I hope this means more to you than it does to me.

Using sfdisk /dev/sda prints:
address@hidden /tmp]# sfdisk /dev/sda
Checking that no-one is using this disk right now ...

Disk /dev/sda: 994 cylinders, 2 heads, 32 sectors/track
Old situation:
Units = cylinders of 32768 bytes, blocks of 1024 bytes, counting from 0

   Device Boot Start     End   #cyls    #blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1          0+    990     991-     31696    b  Win95 FAT32
/dev/sda2        991     991       1         32    b  Win95 FAT32
/dev/sda3        992     992       1         32    b  Win95 FAT32
/dev/sda4        993     993       1         32    b  Win95 FAT32
Input in the following format; absent fields get a default value.
<start> <size> <type [E,S,L,X,hex]> <bootable [-,*]> <c,h,s> <c,h,s>
Usually you only need to specify <start> and <size> (and perhaps

Aaron Sloman, ( http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~axs/ )
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