Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 860149
Changing partition type with gdisk does not change partition name
Last modified: 2013-02-24 07:49:13 EST
Description of problem:
When a partition type is changed with gdisk ('t' command), it does
not update the partition name (at offset 56 in the partition entry).
Version-Release number of selected component:
Steps to Reproduce:
1. gdisk /dev/sda
2. Print the partition table ('p')
3. Change partition type ('t')
4. Print the partition table ('p')
5. Quit (without writing) ('q')
The partition name does not change.
The partition name should change to that of the new partition type.
A 'c' command exists to change the partition name, but it should
be updated automatically when the partition type is changed.
The partition name is correct if the partition is deleted then
Thanks for your report.
You have to write (w) to make the change happen?
Or is it some something else you mean?
Can you cut and paste a session and post here?
I would not consider this a bug, name is not necessarily connected to type.
I don't agree with "it should be updated automatically when the partition type is changed."
If they follow all the time there is no need for both type and name?