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Optional update for EVMS


(Last modified: 03AUG2007)

solutions Optional update for EVMS SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (d04f8d1fc6e445ebe6ecb087f1bc0883)

Applies to

Package: evms
Product(s): SLE SDK 10 SP1 for x86
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IPF
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for IBM zSeries
SLE SDK 10 SP1 for X86-64
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IPF
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IBM POWER
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Zypp-Patch-Number: 3947
Release: 20070803
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using NSS with EVMS on legacy systems should install this update.



Problem description

During installation, the partition table is initialized using the default value of 63 sectors per track. However, some legacy systems' only disk has 32 sectors per track. When EVMS is used to add another partition to the disk after installation, EVMS will retrieve the actual sector number from the disk and attempt to straighten out the partition table. This could lead to the system no longer boot after EVMS alters the boot partition, because boot information is stored at a location according to the default sector number.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh evms.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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