Comment 5 for bug 450214

I have now discovered that gparted also fails to create/format a swap partition on a mac partition table. In addition, I have managed to reproduce this using an external drive on both powerpc and x86. The only thing thats baffling, is that gparted doesn't appear to use any of libparted's timer functions, which is where parted_server was choaking for the installer. I'll get an strace of gparted to see if there is anything that may help identify the issue.