fdisk is not creating partition and server just hangs

Why Cloud Server just hangs while creating partition with fdisk? Upto asking the partition number is fine and then it just hangs. For ctr+c will work but partition is not getting created.


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    Terrence C
    08-29-2018

    Hello,


    One of two things is happening if you are using our cloud servers:
    1. You are trying to partition the primary drive where the OS is installed, which will fail/cause your system to hang.
    2. You are trying to partition a non-existent disk. Our cloud servers can have an extra drive, but it is referred to with /dev/xvdf or /dev/xvdg (see the tab on the cloud servers when you add the drive in the same drop down you launched the server from).

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