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Bug#558686: Partition manager fails to update kernel partition table

Package: debian-installer
Severity: normal
Version: 20091123-00:01

Dear Installer Team,

During today's installation I had a small glitch with the partition manager.
Basically, it was unable to reload the new partition table into the kernel.
Interestingly, doing it manually succeeded and I was able to complete the

Relevant excerpt from /var/log/installer/partman:

/lib/partman/commit.d/30parted: IN: COMMIT =dev=sda
parted_server: Read command: COMMIT
parted_server: command_commit()
parted_server: Opening outfifo
parted_server: OUT: Error

parted_server: OUT: Error informing the kernel about modifications to partition /dev/sda2 -- Device or resource busy.  This means Linux won't know about any changes you made to /dev/sda2 until you reboot -- so you shouldn't mount it or use it in any way before rebooting.

I am attaching the full log file, perhaps it tells somebody the reason.

Work around:
+ switch to another VT (Alt-F3)
+ hit Enter
+ at the prompt, type "fdisk /dev/sda" and hit Enter
+ type "w" <Enter>
+ switch back to the installer (Alt-F1)

Greetings, Torsten

Attachment: partman.gz
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