Bug#558686: Partition manager fails to update kernel partition table
On Monday 30 November 2009, Frans Pop wrote:
> If I then switch to a debug shell and do 'fdisk -l /dev/hda', I see that
> - despite the error message - the partition table *has* been changed,
> and if I check 'free' I see that swap is disabled. So AFAICT your action
> to write the partition table again from fdisk was probably redundant.
This may not be entirely correct: at least partman itself is (or can be)
confused about the state of the partition table.
I saw a mildly corrupted dialog listing partitions available for RAID after
the error. After rewriting the partition table using fdisk, the dialog was