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* Partitioning or blkid issue?
@ 2018-12-14 17:53 Hank Barta
  2018-12-17  9:14 ` Karel Zak
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Hank Barta @ 2018-12-14 17:53 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: util-linux

I have an issue where `gparted` seems to display incorrect information
on my system drive (and `parted` seems to report correct information.)
I filed a bug on Launchpad (since this manifests on Ubuntu 18.10)
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gparted/+bug/1808421 and was
directed to https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gparted/issues/14 which
does appear to be the same issue. Near the end of the first link is
information I collected when running Ubuntu 18.04 (from `blkid` and
`wipefs`)

I have found that when this system is running Debian Stretch from USB
that `gparted` appears to produce the correct output. Below is the
same information collected when running Debian Stretch.

root@debian:/home/user# apt policy util-linux
util-linux:
  Installed: 2.29.2-1+deb9u1
  Candidate: 2.29.2-1+deb9u1
  Version table:
 *** 2.29.2-1+deb9u1 500
        500 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
root@debian:/home/user# blkid /dev/sda
/dev/sda: LABEL="rpool" UUID="4510611204828545482"
UUID_SUB="9816084798696086204" TYPE="zfs_member"
PTUUID="eba09d2e-0f70-4d11-8e37-c1c170cfd9dd" PTTYPE="gpt"
root@debian:/home/user# wipefs --no-act /dev/sda
offset               type
----------------------------------------------------------------
0x200                gpt   [partition table]

0xe8e0d3f000         zfs_member   [filesystem]
                     LABEL: rpool
                     UUID:  4510611204828545482

root@debian:/home/user#

I would like to know if this identifies a problem in the partition
table or an issue with `blkid`. (Or something else?)
I don't think I installed a ZFS pool on the entire disk but I could be
wrong about that. It is also possible that one of my operations did
cause a problem with the partition table.
This is a test system and relatively new install so it would not be a
huge problem to 'nuke and repave' if that is necessary to fix this or
to try anything that can further identify the problem.

Suggestions on what I should do next are most welcome!

Thanks!

-- 
Beautiful Sunny Winfield, Illinois

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* Re: Partitioning or blkid issue?
  2018-12-14 17:53 Partitioning or blkid issue? Hank Barta
@ 2018-12-17  9:14 ` Karel Zak
  2018-12-21  4:26   ` Hank Barta
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Karel Zak @ 2018-12-17  9:14 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Hank Barta; +Cc: util-linux

On Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 11:53:52AM -0600, Hank Barta wrote:
> I have an issue where `gparted` seems to display incorrect information
> on my system drive (and `parted` seems to report correct information.)
> I filed a bug on Launchpad (since this manifests on Ubuntu 18.10)
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gparted/+bug/1808421 and was
> directed to https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gparted/issues/14 which
> does appear to be the same issue. Near the end of the first link is
> information I collected when running Ubuntu 18.04 (from `blkid` and
> `wipefs`)
> 
> I have found that when this system is running Debian Stretch from USB
> that `gparted` appears to produce the correct output. Below is the
> same information collected when running Debian Stretch.
> 
> root@debian:/home/user# apt policy util-linux
> util-linux:
>   Installed: 2.29.2-1+deb9u1
>   Candidate: 2.29.2-1+deb9u1
>   Version table:
>  *** 2.29.2-1+deb9u1 500
>         500 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch/main amd64 Packages
>         100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
> root@debian:/home/user# blkid /dev/sda
> /dev/sda: LABEL="rpool" UUID="4510611204828545482"
> UUID_SUB="9816084798696086204" TYPE="zfs_member"
> PTUUID="eba09d2e-0f70-4d11-8e37-c1c170cfd9dd" PTTYPE="gpt"
> root@debian:/home/user# wipefs --no-act /dev/sda
> offset               type
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> 0x200                gpt   [partition table]
> 
> 0xe8e0d3f000         zfs_member   [filesystem]
>                      LABEL: rpool
>                      UUID:  4510611204828545482
> 
> root@debian:/home/user#
> 
> I would like to know if this identifies a problem in the partition
> table or an issue with `blkid`. (Or something else?)
> I don't think I installed a ZFS pool on the entire disk but I could be
> wrong about that. It is also possible that one of my operations did
> cause a problem with the partition table.

It seems like disk originally formatted as ZFS has been later
partitioned by GPT.

In this case it does not seem like false positive ZFS detection. You
need ZFS magic string and guid= (aka UUID_SUB), pool_guid= (aka UUID)
and name= (aka LABEL) variable names and data on the right offsets.

> This is a test system and relatively new install so it would not be a
> huge problem to 'nuke and repave' if that is necessary to fix this or
> to try anything that can further identify the problem.
> 
> Suggestions on what I should do next are most welcome!

The ideal is to use partitioning tools that wipe the disk before it
writes partition table. Or use "wipefs -a" to cleanup all from the
disk before you use it (this is recommended step during system
installation).

For now you can use "wipefs -o 0xe8e0d3f000" to remove only the
unwanted ZFS stuff.

    Karel

-- 
 Karel Zak  <kzak@redhat.com>
 http://karelzak.blogspot.com

^ permalink raw reply	[flat|nested] 4+ messages in thread

* Re: Partitioning or blkid issue?
  2018-12-17  9:14 ` Karel Zak
@ 2018-12-21  4:26   ` Hank Barta
  2018-12-21  6:30     ` Hank Barta
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 4+ messages in thread
From: Hank Barta @ 2018-12-21  4:26 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Karel Zak; +Cc: util-linux

Hi Karel,
Thanks for the suggestion. I tried that fix and it didn't seem to
help. I went ahead and wiped the disk partitioning information (using
`wipefs`) and conforming that it was wiped. I reinstalled Windows and
followed with Debian Linux and find the same situation.
I'm not sure where this went wrong.

On Mon, Dec 17, 2018 at 3:14 AM Karel Zak <kzak@redhat.com> wrote:
>
> On Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 11:53:52AM -0600, Hank Barta wrote:
> > I have an issue where `gparted` seems to display incorrect information
> > on my system drive (and `parted` seems to report correct information.)
> > I filed a bug on Launchpad (since this manifests on Ubuntu 18.10)
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gparted/+bug/1808421 and was
> > directed to https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gparted/issues/14 which
> > does appear to be the same issue. Near the end of the first link is
> > information I collected when running Ubuntu 18.04 (from `blkid` and
> > `wipefs`)
> >
> > I have found that when this system is running Debian Stretch from USB
> > that `gparted` appears to produce the correct output. Below is the
> > same information collected when running Debian Stretch.
> >
> > root@debian:/home/user# apt policy util-linux
> > util-linux:
> >   Installed: 2.29.2-1+deb9u1
> >   Candidate: 2.29.2-1+deb9u1
> >   Version table:
> >  *** 2.29.2-1+deb9u1 500
> >         500 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch/main amd64 Packages
> >         100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
> > root@debian:/home/user# blkid /dev/sda
> > /dev/sda: LABEL="rpool" UUID="4510611204828545482"
> > UUID_SUB="9816084798696086204" TYPE="zfs_member"
> > PTUUID="eba09d2e-0f70-4d11-8e37-c1c170cfd9dd" PTTYPE="gpt"
> > root@debian:/home/user# wipefs --no-act /dev/sda
> > offset               type
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------
> > 0x200                gpt   [partition table]
> >
> > 0xe8e0d3f000         zfs_member   [filesystem]
> >                      LABEL: rpool
> >                      UUID:  4510611204828545482
> >
> > root@debian:/home/user#
> >
> > I would like to know if this identifies a problem in the partition
> > table or an issue with `blkid`. (Or something else?)
> > I don't think I installed a ZFS pool on the entire disk but I could be
> > wrong about that. It is also possible that one of my operations did
> > cause a problem with the partition table.
>
> It seems like disk originally formatted as ZFS has been later
> partitioned by GPT.
>
> In this case it does not seem like false positive ZFS detection. You
> need ZFS magic string and guid= (aka UUID_SUB), pool_guid= (aka UUID)
> and name= (aka LABEL) variable names and data on the right offsets.
>
> > This is a test system and relatively new install so it would not be a
> > huge problem to 'nuke and repave' if that is necessary to fix this or
> > to try anything that can further identify the problem.
> >
> > Suggestions on what I should do next are most welcome!
>
> The ideal is to use partitioning tools that wipe the disk before it
> writes partition table. Or use "wipefs -a" to cleanup all from the
> disk before you use it (this is recommended step during system
> installation).
>
> For now you can use "wipefs -o 0xe8e0d3f000" to remove only the
> unwanted ZFS stuff.
>
>     Karel
>
> --
>  Karel Zak  <kzak@redhat.com>
>  http://karelzak.blogspot.com



-- 
'03 BMW F650CS - hers
'98 Dakar K12RS - "BABY K" grew up.
'93 R100R w/ Velorex 700 (MBD starts...)
'95 Miata - "OUR LC"
polish visor: apply squashed bugs, rinse, repeat
Beautiful Sunny Winfield, Illinois

^ permalink raw reply	[flat|nested] 4+ messages in thread

* Re: Partitioning or blkid issue?
  2018-12-21  4:26   ` Hank Barta
@ 2018-12-21  6:30     ` Hank Barta
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 4+ messages in thread
From: Hank Barta @ 2018-12-21  6:30 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Karel Zak; +Cc: util-linux

Never mind - mistake on my part.

On Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 10:26 PM Hank Barta <hbarta@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Karel,
> Thanks for the suggestion. I tried that fix and it didn't seem to
> help. I went ahead and wiped the disk partitioning information (using
> `wipefs`) and conforming that it was wiped. I reinstalled Windows and
> followed with Debian Linux and find the same situation.
> I'm not sure where this went wrong.
>
> On Mon, Dec 17, 2018 at 3:14 AM Karel Zak <kzak@redhat.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 11:53:52AM -0600, Hank Barta wrote:
> > > I have an issue where `gparted` seems to display incorrect information
> > > on my system drive (and `parted` seems to report correct information.)
> > > I filed a bug on Launchpad (since this manifests on Ubuntu 18.10)
> > > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gparted/+bug/1808421 and was
> > > directed to https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gparted/issues/14 which
> > > does appear to be the same issue. Near the end of the first link is
> > > information I collected when running Ubuntu 18.04 (from `blkid` and
> > > `wipefs`)
> > >
> > > I have found that when this system is running Debian Stretch from USB
> > > that `gparted` appears to produce the correct output. Below is the
> > > same information collected when running Debian Stretch.
> > >
> > > root@debian:/home/user# apt policy util-linux
> > > util-linux:
> > >   Installed: 2.29.2-1+deb9u1
> > >   Candidate: 2.29.2-1+deb9u1
> > >   Version table:
> > >  *** 2.29.2-1+deb9u1 500
> > >         500 http://deb.debian.org/debian stretch/main amd64 Packages
> > >         100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
> > > root@debian:/home/user# blkid /dev/sda
> > > /dev/sda: LABEL="rpool" UUID="4510611204828545482"
> > > UUID_SUB="9816084798696086204" TYPE="zfs_member"
> > > PTUUID="eba09d2e-0f70-4d11-8e37-c1c170cfd9dd" PTTYPE="gpt"
> > > root@debian:/home/user# wipefs --no-act /dev/sda
> > > offset               type
> > > ----------------------------------------------------------------
> > > 0x200                gpt   [partition table]
> > >
> > > 0xe8e0d3f000         zfs_member   [filesystem]
> > >                      LABEL: rpool
> > >                      UUID:  4510611204828545482
> > >
> > > root@debian:/home/user#
> > >
> > > I would like to know if this identifies a problem in the partition
> > > table or an issue with `blkid`. (Or something else?)
> > > I don't think I installed a ZFS pool on the entire disk but I could be
> > > wrong about that. It is also possible that one of my operations did
> > > cause a problem with the partition table.
> >
> > It seems like disk originally formatted as ZFS has been later
> > partitioned by GPT.
> >
> > In this case it does not seem like false positive ZFS detection. You
> > need ZFS magic string and guid= (aka UUID_SUB), pool_guid= (aka UUID)
> > and name= (aka LABEL) variable names and data on the right offsets.
> >
> > > This is a test system and relatively new install so it would not be a
> > > huge problem to 'nuke and repave' if that is necessary to fix this or
> > > to try anything that can further identify the problem.
> > >
> > > Suggestions on what I should do next are most welcome!
> >
> > The ideal is to use partitioning tools that wipe the disk before it
> > writes partition table. Or use "wipefs -a" to cleanup all from the
> > disk before you use it (this is recommended step during system
> > installation).
> >
> > For now you can use "wipefs -o 0xe8e0d3f000" to remove only the
> > unwanted ZFS stuff.
> >
> >     Karel
> >
> > --
> >  Karel Zak  <kzak@redhat.com>
> >  http://karelzak.blogspot.com
>
>
>
> --
> '03 BMW F650CS - hers
> '98 Dakar K12RS - "BABY K" grew up.
> '93 R100R w/ Velorex 700 (MBD starts...)
> '95 Miata - "OUR LC"
> polish visor: apply squashed bugs, rinse, repeat
> Beautiful Sunny Winfield, Illinois



-- 
'03 BMW F650CS - hers
'98 Dakar K12RS - "BABY K" grew up.
'93 R100R w/ Velorex 700 (MBD starts...)
'95 Miata - "OUR LC"
polish visor: apply squashed bugs, rinse, repeat
Beautiful Sunny Winfield, Illinois

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