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Re: Bug#443272: Partitions detected with mac-fdisk, but not with partman.

reassign libparted1.7-1 1.7.1-5.1

On Monday 05 November 2007, Charles Plessy wrote:
> I attached the hardware-summary to this mail to be more complete. My
> machine is a bi-G5 powermac with a new 500 Gb hard drive that contains a
> fresh OS X (10.4) installation and a lot of free space to do some real
> work with Debian.
> I tested with a Ubuntu 6.10 live, because I am not aware of a Debian live
> CD which boots on G5 machines.
> root@ubuntu:~# parted /dev/sda
> GNU Parted 1.7.1

Good. Same version of parted we have in Debian.

> Using /dev/sda
> Welcome to GNU Parted! Type 'help' to view a list of commands.
> (parted) print
> Error: The partition's data region doesn't occupy the entire partition.
> Ignore/Cancel? i

This error must be what's causing partman to not recognize the disk.

> Disk /dev/sda: 500GB
> Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
> Partition Table: mac
> Number  Start   End     Size    File system  Name     Flags
>  1      0.51kB  32.8kB  32.3kB               primary
>  3      457GB   457GB   134MB   hfs+         primary
>  4      457GB   500GB   42.7GB  hfsx         primary
> It seems that something in this partition table makes parted
> uncomfortable...

OK. That clearly makes it an issue the libparted maintainers should look at. 
However, it may very well be that the parted maintainers will need help 
from a powerpc porter to trace and resolve this issue.

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