Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 423711
gparted attempts to apply changes to block device in CWD rather than /dev on live CD
Last modified: 2014-06-18 04:46:08 EDT
When using Gparted on the live CD, the program operates normally, but when one
attempts to apply changes, an error message along the lines of "Cannot stat
device 'sda': No such file or directory" comes up. It seems that the apply phase
of gparted looks for the block device in the current working directory rather
than finding it by its full path. As would be expected, running `cd /dev;
gparted` from the terminal causes gparted to function normally
Unfortunately the gparted version on the live-disk have this bug in it, which
has already been fixed in an updated version in F-8 and F-7.
A quick way to work around this bug while using the live cd is to download the
updated gparted (assuming you have access to the web) at
. Right click on the downloaded rpm and select 'Extract Here', this will extract
the contents of the rpm in a folder named 'usr' in the same directory where the
downloaded rpm is; browse in the extracted 'usr' directory to 'usr/sbin' and
copy the gparted binary there to your systems /usr/sbin/ .
Alternatively, if you already have a Fedora installation (or have access to
one), you can recreate a live CD with the updated gparted for yourself.