Parted Bug? In C 5.9

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I’m receiving the following error when trying to repartition and reformat a USB flash drive via parted using a simple script. The bug follows:

/sbin/parted -s /dev/sdb mkpart primary fat32

Backtrace has 14 calls on stack:

14: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0(ped_assert+0x3b) [0x10af3b]

13: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0 [0x146194]

12: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0 [0x146f4d]

11: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0 [0x1483c7]

10: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0 [0x1103e7]

9: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0(ped_disk_add_partition+0x295) [0x112e65]

8: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0 [0x14a2c3]

7: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0 [0x14a505]

6: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0(ped_disk_new+0xa3) [0x113c23]

5: /sbin/parted [0x804e2ef]

4: /sbin/parted(non_interactive_mode+0x7c) [0x8052c9c]

3: /sbin/parted(main+0x58) [0x8050f58]

2: /lib/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xdc) [0x94cebc]

1: /sbin/parted [0x804b521]

You found a bug in GNU Parted! Here’s what you have to do:

Don’t panic! The bug has most likely not affected any of your data.

Help us to fix this bug by doing the following:

Check whether the bug has already been fixed by checking

the last version of GNU Parted that you can find at:

http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/parted/

Please check this version prior to bug reporting.

If this has not been fixed yet or if you don’t know how to check,

please visit the GNU Parted website:

http://www.gnu.org/software/parted

for further information.

Your report should contain the version of this release (1.8.1)

along with the error message below, the output of

parted DEVICE unit co print unit s print

and additional information about your setup you consider important.

Assertion (head_size <= 63) at dos.c:623 in function probe_partition_for_geom() failed. Backtrace has 15 calls on stack: 15: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0(ped_assert+0x3b) [0x10af3b] 14: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0 [0x146194] 13: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0 [0x146f4d] 12: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0 [0x1483c7] 11: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0 [0x1103e7] 10: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0(ped_disk_add_partition+0x295) [0x112e65] 9: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0 [0x14a2c3] 8: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0 [0x14a505] 7: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0 [0x14a7a5] 6: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0(ped_disk_new+0xa3) [0x113c23] 5: /sbin/parted [0x804e2ef] 4: /sbin/parted(non_interactive_mode+0x7c) [0x8052c9c] 3: /sbin/parted(main+0x58) [0x8050f58] 2: /lib/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xdc) [0x94cebc] 1: /sbin/parted [0x804b521] You found a bug in GNU Parted! Here’s what you have to do: Don’t panic! The bug has most likely not affected any of your data. Help us to fix this bug by doing the following: Check whether the bug has already been fixed by checking the last version of GNU Parted that you can find at: http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/parted/ Please check this version prior to bug reporting. If this has not been fixed yet or if you don’t know how to check, please visit the GNU Parted website: http://www.gnu.org/software/parted for further information. Your report should contain the version of this release (1.8.1) along with the error message below, the output of parted DEVICE unit co print unit s print and additional information about your setup you consider important. Assertion (head_size <= 63) at dos.c:623 in function probe_partition_for_geom() failed. Output of parted /dev/sdb unit co print unit s print: parted /dev/sdb unit co print unit s print Backtrace has 14 calls on stack: 14: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0(ped_assert+0x3b) [0x10af3b] 13: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0 [0x146194] 12: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0 [0x146f4d] 11: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0 [0x1483c7] 10: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0 [0x1103e7] 9: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0(ped_disk_add_partition+0x295) [0x112e65] 8: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0 [0x14a2c3] 7: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0 [0x14a505] 6: /usr/lib/libparted-1.8.so.0(ped_disk_new+0xa3) [0x113c23] 5: parted [0x804d21b] 4: parted(non_interactive_mode+0x7c) [0x8052c9c] 3: parted(main+0x58) [0x8050f58] 2: /lib/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xdc) [0x94cebc] 1: parted [0x804b521] You found a bug in GNU Parted! Here’s what you have to do: Don’t panic! The bug has most likely not affected any of your data. Help us to fix this bug by doing the following: Check whether the bug has already been fixed by checking the last version of GNU Parted that you can find at: http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/parted/ Please check this version prior to bug reporting. If this has not been fixed yet or if you don’t know how to check, please visit the GNU Parted website: http://www.gnu.org/software/parted for further information. Your report should contain the version of this release (1.8.1) along with the error message below, the output of parted DEVICE unit co print unit s print and additional information about your setup you consider important. Assertion (head_size <= 63) at dos.c:623 in function probe_partition_for_geom() failed. parted: invalid token: unit Ignore/Cancel? Model: Kingston DT 100 G2 (scsi) Disk /dev/sdb: 3927MB Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B Partition Table: msdos Number Start End Size Type File system Flags 1 4129kB 3927MB 3923MB primary fat32 boot, lba Anyone have any ideas? Andrew Reis Networking/Windows Support DBMS Inc.

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