Starting with a USB stick produced with the following:
dd if=Fedora-17-Alpha-x86_64-netinst.iso of=/dev/rdisk1
I'm not sure if this is expected or not, but I make the following observations about
the resulting USB stick, which appears to have a bogus GPT according to three utilities.
GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 0.8.2
Partition table scan:
BSD: not present
APM: not present
Found valid GPT with protective MBR; using GPT.
Warning! Main partition table overlaps the first partition by 48 blocks!
You will need to delete this partition or resize it in another utility.
Disk /dev/disk1: 3915776 sectors, 1.9 GiB
Logical sector size: 512 bytes
Disk identifier (GUID): E2E967A4-B1E8-4D61-9F5D-37F99C3E603E
Partition table holds up to 128 entries
First usable sector is 48, last usable sector is 319454
Partitions will be aligned on 4-sector boundaries
Total free space is 1550 sectors (775.0 KiB)
Number Start (sector) End (sector) Size Code Name
2 58168 59483 658.0 KiB 0700 卉䡏批楲d灁汰e灁汰
3 59484 61323 920.0 KiB AF00 卉䡏批楲d灁汰e灁汰
Similar results but different Name encoding for gdisk on Fedora.
parted on F17
Error: The backup GPT table is not at the end of the disk, as it should be.
This might mean that another operating system believes the disk is smaller.
Fix, by moving the backup to the end (and removing the old backup)?
Warning: Not all of the space available to /dev/sdb appears to be used, you can
fix the GPT to use all of the space (an extra 3596288 blocks) or continue with
the current setting?
Error: Unable to satisfy all constraints on the partition.
Apple's "gpt" program:
cd2:~ chris@ gpt show -l disk2
gpt show: error: bogus map
gpt show: unable to open device 'disk2': No such file or directory