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Re: Debian Sarge Parted v1.6.21 bug

From: Tomasz Grzegurzko
Subject: Re: Debian Sarge Parted v1.6.21 bug
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 09:52:14 +0800

On Wed, 2006-11-29 at 23:20 -0200, Otavio Salvador wrote:
> 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).

The error does not occur with the parted package from experimental.
Thank you.


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