Bug 25713 - fdisk loops endlessly due to empty partition
Summary: fdisk loops endlessly due to empty partition
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Erik Troan
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Whiteboard: Florence RC-1
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Reported: 2001-02-02 14:00 UTC by Michael Young
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:31 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-06 20:52:43 UTC
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Description Michael Young 2001-02-02 14:00:45 UTC
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I created an empty extended partition during install (with fdisk). Now that
the system is running if I try to run fdisk on the disk, it loops endlessly
with the error "omitting empty partition (5)" constantly repeated.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run fdisk /dev/hda on my machine.

Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2001-02-02 15:00:28 UTC
Same here.  This last worked in util-linux-2.10m-12.

Comment 2 Glen Foster 2001-02-02 22:57:21 UTC
We (Red Hat) should really fix this before next release

Comment 3 Erik Troan 2001-02-06 19:40:02 UTC
Tim, can you send me your partition table please? Just the first 1k of the
device will do.

Comment 4 Erik Troan 2001-02-06 20:52:22 UTC
Fixed in util-linux-2.10p-5, and forwarded to util-linux maintainers.

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