Bug#477333: when a pre-existing DOS label is used on a > 2 TiB disk, partman gets confused
reassign 477333 libparted1.7-1 1.7.1-5.1
tags 477333 d-i
On Tuesday 22 April 2008, Robert Millan wrote:[color=blue]
> When a pre-existing DOS label is used on a > 2 TiB disk, partman still
> thinks it can use the remaining free portion of the disk without
> replacing the partition label.[/color]
To be completely clear: the screenshot you provided was after you told
partman to do guided partitioning and use "largest free space", correct?
If that's the case, then IMO partman has done nothing wrong. It has just
calculated the partitions based on the info provided by parted.
IMO the bug here is in libparted because that should "know" the restrictions
of the various disklabels it supports and should:
- not be telling partman that there is FREE SPACE above 2199020382720 
- return an error when asked to create partitions above 2199020382720
The log you supplied clearly shown that libparted does neither.
 Or whatever the actual limit is.
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