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Bug in util-linux



I'm forwarding my mail to the author, since it's no longer valid (it was
returned). BTW, there is a newer version of util-linux than that on
fedora-core-1.

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Andries Brouwer and others,

I got this e-mail address from Freshmeat.
I'm using Fedora Core 1, util-linux-2.11y-29.

I accidentally found a bug in fdisk. How to reproduce:
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# fdisk /dev/hdb

[...]

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/hdb: 10.2 GB, 10239860736 bytes
[...]
  Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1   *         1       123    987966   83  Linux
/dev/hdb2           124       246    987997+  83  Linux

Command (m for help): a
Partition number (1-4): 3
Warning: partition 3 has empty type

Command (m for help): n
Command action
  e   extended
  p   primary partition (1-4)
p
Selected partition 4
First cylinder (247-1244, default 247):
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It automatically selected partition 4, as if partition 3 existed. If I skip the "a" command, it will ask which partition I want for command "n" (from 3,4), which is the correct behaviour.

Hope that helps, 
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Nuno Tavares




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