stalls at scanning devices on dell mini remix

Bug #311470 reported by Kevin Marcinko on 2008-12-26
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: gparted

When running gparted on the dell mini version of ubuntu 8.04 lts, the program stalls on "Scanning Devices" and will not proceed further. I am not aware of any workaround.

Thanks for filing the bug report, but there isn't enough info to diagnose/fix your problem. A workaround (From a few minutes of googling) shows that you can skip the "Scanning devices" section by running gparted from the terminal with your desired device as the first argument, so something like:
gparted /dev/sda
May help you.

Changed in gparted:
status: New → Incomplete

Thank you so much for responding so quickly. I tried what you suggested
on both the hard drive and an sd card and gparted is able to load. When
it reads the device it is unable to determine what the device is or even
if it is partitioned (it reads unknown device and shows it as being all
unallocated space). I have never filed a bug report before so I am sorry
about it being a bit vague. If there is any more specific information I
can include please let me know. What I really want to do is add swap
space because dell did not configure any.

> Thanks for filing the bug report, but there isn't enough info to
> diagnose/fix your problem. A workaround (From a few minutes of googling)
> shows that you can skip the "Scanning devices" section by running gparted
> from the terminal with your desired device as the first argument, so
> something like:
> gparted /dev/sda
> May help you.
>
> ** Changed in: gparted (Ubuntu)
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
> --
> stalls at scanning devices on dell mini remix
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/311470
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in “gparted” source package in Ubuntu: Incomplete
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: gparted
>
> When running gparted on the dell mini version of ubuntu 8.04 lts, the
> program stalls on "Scanning Devices" and will not proceed further. I am
> not aware of any workaround.
>

Kevin Marcinko (marcinkm191) wrote :

I would really like to help fill the blank spots in my initial bug report but I need to know what information is required to make this a complete report. Is there anyone else who has this problem?

Kevin Marcinko (marcinkm191) wrote :

I have an update on this. After pursuing the problem on the ubuntu forums, I found out that it will work after waiting for several minutes. For me it took just under 10 but then it loaded properly. I would still consider this a problem however because my ubuntu desktop only takes a few seconds to scan the partitions.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gparted - 0.4.3-0ubuntu1

---------------
gparted (0.4.3-0ubuntu1) jaunty; urgency=low

  [ Surfaz Gemon Meme, Colin Watson ]
  * New upstream release (LP: #305280)
    + Added support for ext4 file system (LP: #137872)
      - Support for ext4 is built into version 2.6.28 of the Linux kernel
      - e2fsprogs version 1.41.0 or higher required
    + Fixed bug in german translation (LP: #45449)
    + Fixed 'fails to recognize newly created swap partition'
      (LP: #137700, #114713)
    + Reduced file system information disk reads to improve performance
      (LP: #311470)
    + Fixed typo of "freedeskdesktop" in hal-lock name (LP: #37768)

  * debian/patches
    + dropped 05_GParted_Core.cc.diff, merged upstream
    + refreshed 10_dev_mapper.patch to be applied correctly
    + refreshed 01_fix-desktop.patch to be applied correctly

  * debian/control
    + Added intltool to Build-Depends

  * debian/rules
    + Added --with-help-dir= to build help manual in /usr/share/gnome/help

  * debian/watch
    + Fixed debian-watch-file-should-use-sf-redirector lintian warning.

 -- Surfaz Gemon Meme <email address hidden> Tue, 24 Feb 2009 13:16:44 +0000

Changed in gparted:
status: Incomplete → Fix Released
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