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> Partition tool bug
flotsam
post Oct 21 2018, 03:09 PM
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I was just preparing to flash the new firmware (multi-boot), and thought I'd see if the partition tool had changed since the last time I ran it. I got a very strange result.

It changed the size of the linux partition, from just under 24 GB (correct), to just under 24 PB (yes, peta-bytes, impossibly large). Needless to say, I don't intend using this new scatter file. I have no idea what will happen if you try using it with the flash tool, but probably nothing good.

So people may want to double check the partition tool output before trying to use it.

For whomever gets to fix the bug, the details are:
Gemini x27
Boots: Rooted Android, Recovery, Sailfish OS, Standard Android
Partition sizes: 32GB for Android, 24.407GB for Linux
The bug seems to be triggered by increasing the size reserved for android, i.e. start with 31 GB for android, then nudge the slider over to 32 GB for android, and
then download the scatter file. At least this is how I managed to reproduce it.
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post Oct 21 2018, 03:20 PM
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Scary!

(For the last couple of upgrades I've edited the filenames in my existing scatter file instead of creating a new one — that ensures that the partition map won't change, and allows me to preserve all my apps and files and settings and data.  This seems to give a further reason!)
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