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Re: libgparted bug.




On Fri 09 Feb 2018 at 14:11:27 (-0500), Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Friday 09 February 2018 13:56:35 David Wright wrote:
> 
> > On Fri 09 Feb 2018 at 12:34:05 (-0500), Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > On Friday 09 February 2018 11:50:46 David Wright wrote:
> > > > On Fri 09 Feb 2018 at 04:20:51 (-0500), Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > > > On Friday 09 February 2018 04:11:42 Thomas Schmitt wrote:
> > > > > > Hi,
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > > > > > That is not the problem, something is automounting the
> > > > > > > partition as soon as gparted unmounts the SOB, so by the
> > > > > > > time you start the resize, its mounted again and gparted is
> > > > > > > locked out.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > If explicit unmounting does not help, and if manual execution
> > > > > > of the gparted helper programs shows the same problems, then
> > > > > > you will have to do it without resizing. I.e. the oldfashioned
> > > > > > way of making a new partition with a new filesystem into which
> > > > > > you copy the files of the old filesystem.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Have a nice day :)
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Thomas
> > > > >
> > > > > I killed udev for /dev/sdd, gparted works now. But I really need
> > > > > a quicker way than editing a udev rule. I wonder if I could make
> > > > > udev aware that gparted was running.  That would be ideal. So
> > > > > would meaningfull gparted error reporting without having to wade
> > > > > thru a kilobyte of (spit) html. I'm going back to bed...
> > > >
> > > > Would I be write in thinking that killing sdd just there prevents
> > > > the
> >
> >                ↑ I'll write "correct" next time. You'd think I, of all
> >                  people, could spell that word.
> >
> > > > appearance of /dev/disk/by-{this,that and the other} appearing
> > > > also?
> > >
> > > It must be doing an end run by that means. Can that be fixed too?
> >
> > Circumvent what by what? Are those files there or not? I don't know
> > what you mean by "fixing" until you say whether they're there and
> > whether they're desired.
> >
> > > > Do you run with a DE? What would happen if you tried all this in a
> > > > VC before starting X? My experience of wheezy, jessie (which
> > > > you're running?) and stretch is that nothing has ever automounted
> > > > itself unless I boot from a live stick. But I only run fvwm.
> > >
> > > This machine is running TDE as its x-gui, r14.0.5 it says.
> >
> > Well, isn't that why things get automounted, then? ISTR people doing
> > similar battles when their disc burners tried to automount blank
> > discs. You had to turn it off somewhere.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > David.
> 
> somewhere. That was the implied question.

Well, as I explained, I don't use a DE so I wouldn't have a clue.
There presumably are people here who use TDE. I see it mentioned
a lot.

No, I was more interested in your nobbling of sdd in rules.d and
whether that had the consequence of preventing the creation of
the appropriate symlinks under /dev/disk/. It seemed somewhat
brutal; I thought there might be side effects.

Cheers,
David.