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Re: parted 2.1 crash with 'Apple Boot' partition

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: parted 2.1 crash with 'Apple Boot' partition
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2012 23:40:20 +0100

Chris Murphy wrote:
> Regressions, detail:
> 1. Clean 10.7.0 install, crash does not occur.
> a. Zero'd the first 80GB of the target disk.
> b. Installed 10.7.0, which produces three partitions: EFI fat32, Mac
> OS hfsx, Apple Boot hfs+.
> c. Attempted to install CentOS 6.2. It proceeded past the prior crash
> point in the GUI. And at command line, parted -l works as expected.
> 2. After updating 10.7.0 to 10.7.3 using Apple's Combo updater, crash
> still does not occur.
> 3. After update 10.7.3 with 'Apple Recovery Update 1.0', crash still
> does not occur.
> 3b. After reapplying Combo updater 10.7.3, crash still does not
> occur. (Did this again for proper continuity because the Recovery
> Update predates the 10.7.3 update.)
> 3c. Booted multiple times off both the Mac OS and Recovery (Apple
> Boot) partitions, and retested, crash still does not occur.
> 4. Enabled FileVault2 feature*, crash still does not occur.
> * FileVault2 is Apple's new full disk encryption. It works post
> installation of the operating system, by placing the jhfs+/jhfsx
> volume into a new Core Storage based volume group as an encrypted
> logical volume. It then also makes some modifications to the Apple
> Boot partition, which then becomes the new boot partition since the
> previous boot files are now all encrypted and can't be used.

Thanks for all the detail.
FYI, I was able to reduce your abort-provoking 620MB image to a tiny
4KiB compressed tarball ;-) and attached it to this RHEL bug report:


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