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Recommended update for EVMS

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(Last modified: 22AUG2007)


solutions Recommended update for EVMS SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (fcb3098212d7f795deb896fa7b193233)

Applies to

Package: evms
evms-gui
evms-ha
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: 4093
Release: 20070822
Obsoletes: d04f8d1fc6e445ebe6ecb087f1bc0883

Indications

Everybody should update.

Contraindications

None.

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. However, the system would
no longer boot after EVMS alters the boot partition, because boot information
is stored at a location according to the default sector number.

Solution

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 -Fvh evms.rpm evms-gui.rpm evms-ha.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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