Startup Disk Creator unable to format USB drive - Error modifying partition: helper exited with exit code 1: In part_change_partition

Bug #1160035 reported by Charles Ford on 2013-03-25
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
usb-creator (Ubuntu)
High
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Bug Description

After authenticating, Startup Disk Creator gave an error message:

org.freedesktop.UDisks.Error.Failed: Error modifying partition: helper exited with exit code 1: In part_change_partition: device_file=/dev/sdb, start=1048576, new_start=1048576, new_size=2046820352, type=0x0c
Entering MS-DOS parser (offset=0, size=2048729600)
MSDOS_MAGIC found
looking at part 0 (offset 1048576, size 2046820352, type 0x0b)
new part entry
looking at part 1 (offset 0, size 0, type 0x00)
new part entry
looking at part 2 (offset 0, size 0, type 0x00)
new part entry
looking at part 3 (offset 0, size 0, type 0x00)
new part entry
Exiting MS-DOS parser
MSDOS partition table detected
containing partition table scheme = 0
got it
got disk
got partition
changed partition to start=1048576 size=2047046144
committed to disk
ugh, offset or size changed
offset: 1048576
size: 2046820352
new_offset: 1048576
new_size: 2047046144

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.04
Package: usb-creator-gtk 0.2.47
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.8.0-13.23-generic 3.8.3
Uname: Linux 3.8.0-13-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.9.2-0ubuntu4
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Mar 25 17:12:18 2013
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-02-17 (36 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Alpha i386 (20130211)
MarkForUpload: True
SourcePackage: usb-creator
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Charles Ford (charlesford42) wrote :
Charles Ford (charlesford42) wrote :

The 3rd time I tried I was able to successfully format the USB drive.

tags: added: startup-disk-creator testcase usb-creator
Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) on 2013-04-09
Changed in usb-creator (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Triaged
Janne Savikko (jsavikko) wrote :

I've tried with three different USB sticks, couple of different partition tables and several partition sizes. No luck.

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