Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#805 reopened enhancement

mr-parted2fdisk should use parted when there's a lot of disks

Reported by: victor gattegno Owned by: Bruno Cornec
Priority: high Milestone: 3.3.0
Component: mindi Version: 3.2.2
Severity: critical Keywords: mr-parted2fdisk fdisk parted
Cc: victor_gattegno@…


When there's a lot of disks, some fdisk fail to list it all, and then, may not list the boot device.

In that case, boot device will not be found by mr-parted2fdisk because it's using fdisk (and parted only in some issues).

So the solution in this case (a lot of disks to scan) is to use parted instead of fdisk in mr-parted2fdisk.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by victor gattegno

A solution in mr-parted2fdisk program could be to check if boot partition is listed in the result of 'fdisk -l', and, if not, to check it through parted.

That would workaround any fdisk bug (example : bug, fixed in util-linux-ng-2.17.2-12.24).

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by Bruno Cornec

Status: newassigned

Should be fixed with rev [3647]

Victor could you check by just using that version of mr-parted2fdisk with th existing mindi setup (replacing it should be all you need to do) and report back.

Thanks !

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by Bruno Cornec

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Closing for now. Please reopen if needed.

comment:4 Changed 3 years ago by victor gattegno

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

comment:5 Changed 3 years ago by victor gattegno

mr-parted2fdisk [rev 3647] was tested on a lot of disks with the "1000" limit, and also with the limit set to "30" :

$use_parted = 1 if ($lines >= 30)

But it still doesn't detect the boot partition.

I emailed to Bruno the result.

comment:6 Changed 3 years ago by Bruno Cornec

This should be finally much improved with rev [3666]. Please check again and report back your findings !

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