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Bug#41318: marked as done (libfdisk doesn't get along with FreeBSD partitions)

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From: Vilmos Soti <suo@freemail.c3.hu>
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Subject: Critical install bug in slink

package: N/A
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I wanted to install slink (just downloaded from ftp.debian.org
stable dir) and it successfully wiped out another partition. I
tracked down the problem and can provide you with the details. It
seems the kernel's idea about the partitions is different from
the rest of the installation stuff.

Here is the relevant part of dmesg:

ide: i82371 PIIX (Triton) on PCI bus 0 function 57
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0xefa0-0xefa7
    ide1: BM-DMA at 0xefa8-0xefaf
hda: WDC AC23200L, 3098MB w/256kB Cache, CHS=787/128/63, DMA
hdb: Maxtor 91303D6, 12427MB w/512kB Cache, CHS=1024/255/63, DMA
hdc: 44X CD-ROM, ATAPI CDROM drive
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
ide1 at 0x170-0x177,0x376 on irq 15
Partition check:
 hda: hda1 hda2 hda3
 hdb: hdb1 hdb2 hdb3 < hdb5 hdb6 > hdb4 < hdb7 hdb8 hdb9 hdb10 hdb11 hdb12 hdb13 hdb14 hdb15 hdb16 >
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
VFS: Mounted root (minix filesystem).

And here is the partition table according to fdisk:

Disk /dev/hdb: 255 heads, 63 sectors, 1024 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot   Start      End   Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hdb1            1      128  1028128+  a6  OpenBSD
/dev/hdb2          129      256  1028160   a9  Unknown
/dev/hdb3   *      257      384  1028160   a5  BSD/386
/dev/hdb4          385     1578  9590805    5  Extended
Partition 4 has different physical/logical endings:
     phys=(1023, 254, 63) logical=(1577, 254, 63)
/dev/hdb5          385      512  1028128+  83  Linux native
/dev/hdb6          513      640  1028128+  83  Linux native
/dev/hdb7          641      768  1028128+  83  Linux native
/dev/hdb8          769      896  1028128+  83  Linux native
/dev/hdb9          897     1024  1028128+  83  Linux native
/dev/hdb10        1025     1152  1028128+  83  Linux native
/dev/hdb11        1153     1280  1028128+  83  Linux native
/dev/hdb12        1281     1408  1028128+  83  Linux native
/dev/hdb13        1409     1536  1028128+  83  Linux native
/dev/hdb14        1537     1578   337333+  82  Linux swap

The disk is "hand-LBAd" due to old BIOS, but it works. So, the problem
is my /dev/hdb3 partition is a FreeBSD 3.2. It has two BSD "partitions"
and it is interpreted by the kernel but not by the other install
programs. I wanted to install slink on hdb7 but it (as I later figured
out) formatted hdb5. Also, it formatted hdb12 as swap partition.

I hope it helps. (Not my fresh RedHat 6.0 install. :-(

Vilmos Soti
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Subject: [slink] libfdisk doesn't get along with FreeBSD partitions
From: Adam Di Carlo <adam@onshore.com>
Date: 26 Mar 2000 04:50:39 -0500
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Since you have not followed up with us on this bug, and no one else
has reported it, we can only assume this problem has been solved in

If you do have time, please do follow up on this bug.  I would hate to
see bad behavior toward FreeBSD partitions get released in potato.

.....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>

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