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[PATCH] make parted work with geometries specified in sectors

From: Balazs Scheidler
Subject: [PATCH] make parted work with geometries specified in sectors
Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 11:20:51 +0200
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While trying to use parted noninteractively we stumbled on the problem that
parted only accepts geometries specified in megabytes. This is a problem as
the conversion from sectors to MB may lose sectors. (parted writes
geometries with 3 number precision)

The attached patch adds a new command named 'unit' which allows the user to
specify what kind of unit he wants to use.

This unit is then used when 'print'-ing a partition table and also when
creating a new one. It is also possible to override this default setting by
using the postfix operators (M, K and S) for geometry specifications.

e.g. mkpart 0x82 ext2 0S 10000S

which allocates 10000 sectors even if the default unit currently set is M.

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