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Bug 1056375 - fdisk doesn't know about the Freedesktop $BOOT partition type
Summary: fdisk doesn't know about the Freedesktop $BOOT partition type
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: util-linux
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: All
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Karel Zak
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-01-22 04:29 UTC by Cristian Ciupitu
Modified: 2014-05-07 11:04 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-05-07 11:04:57 UTC

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Description Cristian Ciupitu 2014-01-22 04:29:34 UTC
Description of problem:
fdisk doesn't know about the Freedesktop $BOOT partition type.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. fdisk /dev/sdc

Actual results:
/dev/sdc2        788480      2099199   640M unknown

Expected results:
"Freedesktop $BOOT" instead of "unknown"

Additional info:
gdisk output:

   2          788480         2099199   640.0 MiB   EA00  Freedesktop $BOOT

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Comment 1 Cristian Ciupitu 2014-01-25 18:49:05 UTC
Thanks to explanations of Rod Smith[1], I realized that I'm comparing
apples to oranges and that the columns of fdisk and gdisk are different.
Nevertheless since "Freedesktop $BOOT" has its own GUID, it would still
be nice if fdisk would recognize it.


Comment 2 Karel Zak 2014-05-07 11:04:57 UTC
I guess you mean the new root, /home, .. etc. GUIDs. It will be supported in the next util-linxu release (already in upstream master branch).

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