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Re: Debian Sarge Parted v1.6.21 bug

From: Otavio Salvador
Subject: Re: Debian Sarge Parted v1.6.21 bug
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 23:20:02 -0200
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Tomasz Grzegurzko <address@hidden> writes:

> Assertion ((C * heads + H) * sectors + S == A)
> at ../../libparted/disk_dos.c:586 in function probe_partition_for_geom()
> failed.
> I get this error from a new USB thumb drive from Astone, 512MB. If I run
> fdisk on the device and clear all partition tables with the 'o' command,
> parted works fine. It seems this batch of sticks we have can all cause
> this problem. I have a gzipped dd of the entire stick that
> causes the error, partition tables and all, but was unable to email it 
> through.

Please, try to reproduce it using a new parted from sid or
experimental (the last is prefered choice since it has new backtrace
feature that make easier to track problems).

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