fdisk/gparted Bug

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Wed Oct 29 11:59:14 UTC 2008

Derek Broughton wrote:
> Karl Larsen wrote:
>> Rashkae wrote:
>>> Karl Larsen wrote:
>>>>     OK I am now certain I did not cause the problem of last week when I
>>>> found the External partition size was too small. I just checked and the
>>>> one I fixed with gparted is again just large enough to cover the
>>>> existing partitions. It is complex for sure but I want to write a Bug
>>>> since it is now certain a bug :-)
>>> Is the installer maybe shrinking the existing extended partition so it
>>> doesn't extend past the space used by the partitions within it?
>>> Either way, I seriously doubt your conclusion.
> <tag/>
>> Unless you KNOW the Installer (what ever that is) is shrinking the
>> extended partition then the Bug is on the installer.
>> Do you know what that is?
> Where would you file a bug?  I don't think you know enough to be able to
> file a bug yet.  How can you even be sure there's a bug?  Is there any
> reason unallocated space beyond the end of the last used logical partition
> should be allocated inside the extended partition?  Are you certain you
> wrote the partition table after you modified the partition, last time?  Do
> fdisk, sfdisk, cfdisk all show the same values as parted?
    This morning I used the Invincible LiveCD and gparted showed me the 
hard drive partition table is fine. The is 101 GB of free space. But 
back in Hardy "fdisk" shows this:

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *           1         974     7823623+  83  Linux
/dev/sda2             975        1948     7823655   83  Linux
/dev/sda3            1949        2192     1959930   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda4            2193        6206    32242455    5  Extended
/dev/sda5            2193        4625    19543041   83  Linux
/dev/sda6            4626        5598     7815591   83  Linux
/dev/sda7            5599        6206     4883728+  83  Linux

    So it appears there is a problem with the "fdisk" picture of the 
hard drive partitions.

    So it appears that gparted is fine but "fdisk" has a problem.



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