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Bug#420382: installation-reports: Install hangs when 30GB ipod connected via USB

this time I've actually attached it.

On 4/22/07, Andrew Chant <andrew.chant@gmail.com> wrote:
I've attached the syslog after adding set -x to
/lib/partman/definitions.sh, as requested.

The reason I suggest adding it to the workarounds is because it is not
obvious that it is the ipod that is causing the hang.  It took me a
few hours to figure out that /dev/scsi/host2 was actually my ipod,
which normally I don't consider as an HD - I just have it connected
all the time so that it charges.

On 4/22/07, Frans Pop <elendil@planet.nl> wrote:
> reassign 420382 partman-base
> thanks
> On Sunday 22 April 2007 08:14, Christian Perrier wrote:
> > > During "Starting up the partitioner.."
> > >        "Scanning disks..."
> > > I get the message
> > >
> > > "Warning!
> > >  Device /dev/scsi/host2/bus0/target0/lun0/disc has logical sector
> > > size of 2048.  Not all parts of GNU parted support this at the
> > > moment, and the working code is highly experimental."
> >
> > That message obviously seem to come from gparted. How is it displayed
> > on screen?
> Not gparted, but libparted.
> I read this message as a warning that devices with a sector size of 2048
> are not really supported by libparted and that if you continue you run a
> risk of losing the data on the device and possibly even the device (if it
> cannot be formatted again). Personally I probably would not continue even
> if the partitioner did not hang.
> AFAIK, normal sector sizes are 512 and 1024.
> The only people who can tell if this warning is still valid or not and
> what the status of support for 2048 size sectors is, are the maintainers
> (and possibly only the upstream maintainers) of libparted.
> > My understanding is that this failure is badly handled by partman. But
> > this needs to be confirmed.
> It is correct that partman should not hang, and the fact that it does is
> probably an indication that it really is not supported. AFAIK such
> messages from partman are normally fairly well handled.
> Is the installer hanging completely, or can you still switch to VT2?
> If you can, it would be interesting if you could add a line "set -x" near
> the top of /lib/partman/definitions.sh _before_ partman is run (using
> nano as editor), and send us /var/log/syslog (gzipped) after the hang.
> That would give us the information on where exactly the warning is
> displayed and the hang occurs. The option "Save debug logs" in the main
> menu may help as well.
> As you are the first person to report this issue, I don't think we'll add
> it in the errata just yet, but we'll keep the issue in mind.
> Cheers,

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