Bug 677 - Ctrl-C in boot flop fdisk panics system
Ctrl-C in boot flop fdisk panics system
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: util-linux (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 1999-01-03 17:06 EST by aa8vb
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-25 20:55:52 EST
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Description aa8vb 1999-01-03 17:06:09 EST
Recently helped some friends install Redhat 5.2, and
when setting up their partitions with fdisk, we
incorrectly selected hit "a" to add a partition (this
is instead the cmd to toggle the bottable flag).  Pressing
<ENTER> alone did not abort the prompt so we hit Ctrl-C
to abort the command.  Amazingly, the kernel paniced and the
system rebooted.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-01-04 15:20:59 EST
I have verified that this does occur as the user has reported. Hitting
control-c does in fact hang the install.
Comment 2 Matt Wilson 1999-03-25 20:55:59 EST
Fixed in next release

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