Fails to notice ntfsresize failure

Bug #19620 reported by Matthew Garrett
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debian-installer (Ubuntu)
Colin Watson

Bug Description

Attempting to resize an ntfs filesystem silently failed - the filesystem had
minor corruption. The partitioner's response to this was to silently return me
to the partition list with the partition still shown as the original size. d-i
should notice when ntfsresize has exited uncleanly and provide information to
the user about the failure.

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Szabolcs Szakacsits (szaka) wrote :

Just some clarification. Ntfsresize doesn't exit uncleanly and doesn't corrupt
NTFS however its extensive __diagnostics__, prior resizing, can find even such
NTFS inconsistencies with which Windows is happily running -- until some bad
thing may happen.

If this is the case then ntfsresize exits with a verbose diagnostic message
instructing the user how to repair his/her already corrupted filesystem.
Otherwise resizing a corrupted filesytem could easy end up permanent data loss.

BTW, since quite many users are confused by the diagnostic messages (the Windows
NTFS driver could be better quality) hence I'm carefully adding support to
ntfsresize thus it's able to repair more type of NTFS damages on-the-fly during
resizing (basically by extending the already built-in mini-ntfsck).

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Matthew East (mdke) wrote :

I _think_ this is a dup of #7758, but I'm not 100% sure, so I'm not marking it
as such yet. Please check and mark as a dup if I'm right.

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Matthew Garrett (mjg59) wrote :

This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 14100.

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