Need Partition Table GURU

Kenneth Burgener kenneth at mail1.ttak.org
Wed Oct 4 10:19:00 MDT 2006


Dr. Scott S. Jones wrote:
> root at 2[knoppix]# fdisk -l /dev/sda
> 
> Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> 
>    Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
>    /dev/sda1   *           1          34      273073   83  Linux
>    Partition 1 does not end on cylinder boundary.


According to this thread [1], this happens when you tell fdisk to
partition a disk using "megabytes" instead of "cylinders".  Sometimes
the number of megabytes does not equal an integral number of cylinders.
This in itself is supposedly not a problem, as long as the partition
starts cleanly on a "cylinder".  Ending on a "cylinders" is not.

When you boot up, what is the exact error message the system is giving you?


Kenneth

[1]http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:gN5Qmsg2XnIJ:boudicca.tux.org/mhonarc/ma-linux/1999-mhonarc/1999-Nov/msg00164.html+Partition+does+not+end+on+cylinder+boundary&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=2



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