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LIN6-9608 : Anaconda installer hangs during wipefs if disk has gpt & 4K sectors

Created: Mar 24, 2015    Updated: Dec 3, 2018
Resolved Date: Mar 29, 2015
Found In Version:
Fix Version:
Severity: Standard
Applicable for: Wind River Linux 6
Component/s: Target-Installer


This is related to escalation CSO-30344.

While testing Anaconda installation for Titanium Server, we found that if the disk has gpt partitions and 4K sectors, wipefs gets suck in an infinite loop, resulting in the installation hanging indefinitely.

This is due to a known wipefs issue:  

More details are also available at:

** This was tested with Anaconda version in WRL6 RCPL13.

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