[Bug 284421] Re: GParted freezes after creating a NTFS partition

Wrwrwr ubuntu at wrwrwr.org
Sat Jan 7 14:18:42 UTC 2012

No problem at all. From what I remember the whole system had been
locking up  on each try, but I had managed to partition the drive in the
end, probably using Windows installer before gparted. On the other hand,
the disk has died approximately half a year later and I've not seen
anything similar with newer disks / Ubuntus, so it may have been a kind
of a hardware problem (moreover, a firmware flaw was reported in the
Barracuda 7200.11 series -- Seagate was even offering free data

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  GParted freezes after creating a NTFS partition

Status in “gparted” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Binary package hint: gparted

  During scanning all devices after creating a NTFS partition on a clean
  SATA drive (Seagate Barracuda ST3500320AS) gparted freezes hard --
  even kernel magic does nothing. After a restart rerunning GParted or
  trying to access any partition on the drive also causes a freeze.

  Ext3 partitions on the same drive work (also created with GParted),
  removing the NTFS partition using command line parted makes them
  accessible again.

  Logs don't seem to show anything relevant.

  Tried a couple of times with different BIOS settings, msdos and gpt
  labels, nothing works.

  Ubuntu: 8.04.1, 64 bit
  GParted: 0.3.5 (0.3.5-1ubuntu4)
  libparted: 1.7.1

  ProblemType: Bug
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Thu Oct 16 15:52:47 2008
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
  ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/yelp
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  Package: yelp 2.22.1-0ubuntu2.8.04.3
  PackageArchitecture: amd64
  SourcePackage: yelp
  Uname: Linux 2.6.24-21-generic x86_64

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