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Bug 593489 - Gparted (or related) fails to create partion on USB stick of more than c. 16GB.
Summary: Gparted (or related) fails to create partion on USB stick of more than c. 16GB.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gparted
Version: 12
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Deji Akingunola
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-18 22:16 UTC by Russell Davies
Modified: 2010-12-03 14:34 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-12-03 14:34:18 UTC

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Description Russell Davies 2010-05-18 22:16:51 UTC
Description of problem:

I have two 32GB USB sticks.  Previously, I could create a single partition over the entirety of each device and format them to ext2 or ext3.   

Recently if I try to do this, it fails.  

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
libparted = 1.9.0

How reproducible:
Every time, on two 32GB USB drives, and on two Fedora 12 installations. 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert 32GB USB Drive
2. start gparted on the device
3. Queue the creation a partition of more than 16GiB in size
4. Run the queue
5. Queue the formatting of the partition (ext2, ext3, ext4 all seem to give the same result)
6. Run the queue
7. Wait for the format to complete and observe the "success" message upon completion. 
8. Click "Close"
9. Observe that the partition type reverts to "unknown" rather that the selected format.
10. Repeat 5 & 6.
12. Observe an error message.  Message on stderr is "unable to open /dev/sd* read-write (Read-only file system. /dev/sd* has been opened read-only"

Actual results:
Creation and formatting of a any partition that ends up in part or in whole more than 16GB into a USB flash drive seems to fail. 

Expected results:
Should be able to create partitions of more than 16GB on a USB flash drive. 

Additional info:

If I create and format a partition of 16.001GiB, it fails. 
If I create and format a single partition of 15.009 GiB, starting from 0, it succeeds.
If I create two partitions of 15GiB, the second one fails.

Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2010-11-03 14:37:10 UTC
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Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2010-12-03 14:34:18 UTC
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