Ubuntu

Sfdisk importation failed

Reported by Grummfy on 2008-08-22
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util-linux (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: util-linux

Hello,

I tried to copy partition table from /dev/sda to /dev/sdd with this :
sfdisk -d /dev/sda | sfdisk /dev/sdd and it don't work
So I do this :
sfdisk -d /dev/sda > out.sav
sfdisk /dev/sdd < out.sav
and it fail with this message :
Vérification qu'aucun autre n'utilise le disque en ce moment ...
OK

Disque /dev/sdd: 38913 cylindres, 255 têtes, 63 secteurs/piste
Vieille situation:
Unités= cylindres de 8225280 octets, blocs de 1024 octets, décompte à partir de 0

   Périph Amor Début Fin #cyls #blocs Id Système
/dev/sdd1 0 - 0 0 0 Vide
/dev/sdd2 0 - 0 0 0 Vide
/dev/sdd3 0 - 0 0 0 Vide
/dev/sdd4 0 - 0 0 0 Vide
AVERTISSEMENT: début de partition corrompu (auparavant 434108431)

sfdisk: entrée erronée

in sfdisk -d /dev/sda I had this :
# table de partitions de /dev/sda
unit: sectors

/dev/sda1 : start= 63, size= 16771797, Id= b
/dev/sda2 : start= 0, size= 0, Id= 0
/dev/sda3 : start= 16771860, size=569327535, Id= 5
/dev/sda4 : start= 0, size= 0, Id= 0
/dev/sda5 : start=289394910, size=144713520, Id=83
/dev/sda6 : start=434108493, size=151990902, Id=83
/dev/sda7 : start= 16771986, size=272622924, Id=83

To make this working I modified out.sav and change /dev/sda7 :
# table de partitions de /dev/sda
unit: sectors

/dev/sda1 : start= 63, size= 16771797, Id= b
/dev/sda2 : start= 0, size= 0, Id= 0
/dev/sda3 : start= 16771860, size=569327535, Id= 5
/dev/sda4 : start= 0, size= 0, Id= 0
/dev/sda5 : start= 16771986, size=272622924, Id=83
/dev/sda6 : start=289394910, size=144713520, Id=83
/dev/sda7 : start=434108493, size=151990902, Id=83

note :
- the two disk are different (300 Gb et 320 Gb)
- i use Ubuntu 8.04 - Hardy Heron
- kernel : 2.6.24-19-generic
- util-linux : 2.13.1-5ubuntu2

Grummfy (grummfy) on 2008-08-22
description: updated
Phillip Susi (psusi) wrote :

I believe this has been fixed. Now sfdisk complains about the out of order partitions, but suggests using --force to proceed anyway, which works.

Changed in util-linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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