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Re: Problem with minimum partition sizes

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Problem with minimum partition sizes
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2005 01:51:27 +1100
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On Mon, Mar 07, 2005 at 02:43:36PM +0100, B.Hakvoort wrote:
> PS. Andrew, could you please elaborate a bit about why a partition should
> be rounded to cylinderboundaries? I've always been told this is a good
> thing, but i don't know exactly why ;)  thanks!

There's a few reasons why cylinder alignment is good:
(1) Old versions of MSDOS require it.
(2) It means it's less likely for a partition program to get CHS
stuff wrong.
(3) Partition Magic and Norton Ghost seem to require it.

(Did I miss anything?)

These aren't very compelling reasons, IMHO, and it would be reasonable
to permit users to override cylinder alignment.


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