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Re: Problem with minimum partition sizes

From: Gareth Bult
Subject: Re: Problem with minimum partition sizes
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2005 00:39:28 +0000

I would be inclined to agree absolutely.

On Wed, 2005-03-09 at 01:51 +1100, Andrew Clausen wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Andrew
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