fdisk/gparted Bug

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Wed Oct 29 23:58:57 UTC 2008

Karl Larsen wrote:

> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Karl Larsen wrote:
>>>     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.
>> I'm just not sure that the end of an Extended partition is meaningful,
>> except as the last cylinder of the last logical partition contained in
>> it. I guess the way to tell that is to find out if fdisk would let you
>> put another logical partition on the end of the drive, without changing
>> the Extended partition in any way.
>     Did that with fdisk and got the error "no more space on the disk" so
> it believes what it displays.

OK, then.  I'm convinced you've found some kind of a bug, but I'll be darned
if I can figure out where the bug actually is!

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