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Re: Free space after partitioning



On Mar 21, 2012, at 8:12 AM, David Lehman wrote:
> On Wed, 2012-03-21 at 14:32 +0100, Jan Safranek wrote:

>> What alignment is used then? Why the partitions don't follow each other?
> 
> The kernel has specified that partitions on that disk should always
> start on a 2048-sector boundary. Aligning up from sector 1 or 63 gets
> you to sector 2048. Likewise, the rest of the start sectors will all be
> multiples of 2048.

This is why it's better to define partition sizes in MB (really MiB) rather than sectors, bytes or KB. Then the starts will butt up against the previous ends.

Chris Murphy


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