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Re: You found a bug in GNU Parted.

From: Woody Suwalski
Subject: Re: You found a bug in GNU Parted.
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 18:34:32 -0400
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T. Eckhardt wrote:

While running "parted /dev/hdb5 print" by mistake i got the following
request which i want to meet with this mail:

You found a bug in GNU Parted.  Please email a bug report to
address@hidden containing the version (1.6.2), and the following

Assertion (dev->length > 0) at linux.c:656 in function init_file()


Thomas, I think you should use "parted /dev/hdb print".
Otherwise parted tries to treat a partition like a hard disk...

Actually, I think that UI should start handling this issue - give a warning, or even drop the last digit...


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