Need Partition Table GURU
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 , 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?
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