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Bug#402946: linux-image-2.6.18-3-686: wrong harddisk size detected

severity 402946 important
tags 402946 moreinfo

On Wed, Dec 13, 2006 at 07:00:02PM +0100, Klaus Schneider wrote:
> Justification: breaks the whole system

It must break it for all many people not only for you. The kernel is the
system so it can't break more.

> The kernel 2.6.18-3-686 detects a wrong harddisk size, which leads
> to "access beyond end of device" errors and thereby makes the system
> unusable. The corresponding partition cannot be mounted. Even cfdisk
> does not run, because it detects a corrupted partition table.

It also reports that the partition exceeds the disk, why? The error
message just reports that it tries to access sectors beyond the reported


Conquest is easy. Control is not.
		-- Kirk, "Mirror, Mirror", stardate unknown

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