Guix graphical installation failure on all drives with size > 1 TiB

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  • Danny Milosavljevic
  • Mathieu Othacehe
  • Mathieu Othacehe
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Danny Milosavljevic wrote on 24 Jul 2019 14:56
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Hi,
using the Guix graphical installation method, one cannot install Guix on a drivewith more than 1 TiB. (symptom: "null pointer dereference" in mkpart)
The reason is a bug in guile-parted.
An example is to use the "separate /home" option with a 2 TiB disk.
The fix that lets me install is:
(for https://gitlab.com/mothacehe/guile-parted.gitmaster)
Toggle diff (19 lines)diff --git a/parted/unit.scm b/parted/unit.scmindex 6818b7e..68862a8 100644--- a/parted/unit.scm+++ b/parted/unit.scm@@ -147,7 +147,7 @@ out-range))) (if (return-int->bool result) (values (car- (parse-c-struct c-sector (list int)))+ (parse-c-struct c-sector (list sector-type))) (pointer->geometry (dereference-pointer out-range))) (values #f #f)))))
However, even after that, disk-print, if used, prints nonsensical (negative)values for "free" (but installation succeeds).
That bug prevents graphical installation on any drive bigger than 1 TiB.Let's make a bugfix Guix release shortly.
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Mathieu Othacehe wrote on 24 Jul 2019 18:12
(name . Danny Milosavljevic)(address . dannym@scratchpost.org)(address . bug-guix@gnu.org)
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Hello Danny,
Toggle quote (6 lines)> However, even after that, disk-print, if used, prints nonsensical (negative)> values for "free" (but installation succeeds).>> That bug prevents graphical installation on any drive bigger than 1 TiB.> Let's make a bugfix Guix release shortly.
Your fix seems ok for me, thank you! I don't get why you negative valuesthough. I'll try to find a big hard drive to understand this beforepushing this patch.
Thanks,
Mathieu
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Mathieu Othacehe wrote on 13 Apr 2020 10:45
(name . Danny Milosavljevic)(address . dannym@scratchpost.org)(address . 36783@debbugs.gnu.org)
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Hello,
Toggle quote (4 lines)> Your fix seems ok for me, thank you! I don't get why you negative values> though. I'll try to find a big hard drive to understand this before> pushing this patch.
I still don't have a big enough hard drive to test it, but I appliedyour patch anyway. If someone with hard drive > 1 TiB is willing toinvestigate why:
Toggle snippet (3 lines)[disk-print] prints nonsensical (negative) values for "free"
that would be nice :)
Thanks,
Mathieu
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Mathieu Othacehe wrote on 30 Jul 2020 17:19
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