Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 25713
fdisk loops endlessly due to empty partition
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:04 EDT
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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.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run fdisk /dev/hda on my machine.
Same here. This last worked in util-linux-2.10m-12.
We (Red Hat) should really fix this before next release
Tim, can you send me your partition table please? Just the first 1k of the
device will do.
Fixed in util-linux-2.10p-5, and forwarded to util-linux maintainers.