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Bug#279017: partconf: Does not change partition type

On Sun, Oct 31, 2004 at 08:54:34PM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> There may be something else that contributes to this.
> If I change the type of an existing ext3 partition to 0xc, partman will 
> still show this partition as EXT3.
> So it seems that partman does not look at the partition type, but at how 
> the partition is formatted. This may confuse it when deciding if a change 
> to the partition table is needed.

Yes, you are right.  Partman and parted do not look at the partition
types at all.  So if the partition type was FAT but the partition was
not formatted as FAT and even contained a ext3 signature, partman will
think that the partition type was ext3 (i.e. 83) and that no changes in
the partition table are necessary.

In order to fix this partman will have to write all partition tables
unconditionaly but this is not good - think about the USB-device you are
installing from or a disk with mounted (for some reason) partition.

Anton Zinoviev

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