cloud-init fails to resize partition: growpart doesn't work when LANG is not en_US

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • growpart doesn't work as intended when LANG is customized
  • cloud-init doesn't resize root partition when LANG is not en_US
  • RHEL cloud images with non-default locales are failing to resize root partition


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

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