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Bug#354819: installation-report: problems detecting partitions created by Disk Utility

On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 11:45:51AM +0100, Isaac Clerencia wrote:
> On Thursday 02 March 2006 11:32, you wrote:
> > > I partitioned the hard disk from OS X Installer's Disk Utility, basically
> > > creating a 18GB HFS+ partition at the end of the disk for MacOS X and
> > > leaving the rest of the disk free.
> > >
> > > The installer completely failed to detect the partitions, and only
> > > offered me to repartition my whole hard disk again.
> >
> > this is very strange and should not have happened. Can you now that you
> > have the installed system, try to run parted on it, and see what it reports
> > (use only the print command of parted). if parted doesn't show the right
> > thing, could you file a bug report against parted, and append the first few
> > sectors of your disk (dd if=/dev/hda of=file_for_parted count=64) ?
> >
> > If it shows this correctly in parted, then there is something horribly
> > wrong with partman.
> I've got this:
> sweetie# parted /dev/hda print
> Error: The partition's data region doesn't occupy the entire partition.
> Ignore/Cancel? i
> Disk geometry for /dev/hda: 0kB - 80GB
> Disk label type: mac
> Number  Start   End     Size    File system  Name                  Flags
> 1       1kB     32kB    32kB                 Apple
> 2       33kB    851kB   819kB   hfs          bootstrap             boot
> 3       852kB   1075MB  1074MB  linux-swap   swap
> 4       1075MB  60GB    59GB    ext3         root                  root
> 5       60GB    60GB    134MB   hfs+         eXternal booter
> 6       60GB    80GB    20GB    hfsx         Apple_HFSX_Untitled_1
> Information: Don't forget to update /etc/fstab, if necessary.
> as you see it gets an error, but it can continue if I ignore it, may be 
> partman is not "ignoring" that error (which I don't know how severe is),
> and returns nothing

Ok, this clarifies it. Can you provide us with a snapshot of the start of your
disk, as mentioned above, and i will then clone the bug and reassign it to
partman and parted, as i believe both have a problem here.

Mmm, wait, you did not do some resizing or something such ? 


Sven Luther

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