Bug 25713 - fdisk loops endlessly due to empty partition
fdisk loops endlessly due to empty partition
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Erik Troan
David Lawrence
Florence RC-1
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Reported: 2001-02-02 09:00 EST by Michael Young
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-06 15:52:43 EST
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Description Michael Young 2001-02-02 09:00:45 EST
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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 10:00:28 EST
Same here.  This last worked in util-linux-2.10m-12.
Comment 2 Glen Foster 2001-02-02 17:57:21 EST
We (Red Hat) should really fix this before next release
Comment 3 Erik Troan 2001-02-06 14:40:02 EST
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 15:52:22 EST
Fixed in util-linux-2.10p-5, and forwarded to util-linux maintainers.

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