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Re: Problem with minimum partition sizes

From: B.Hakvoort
Subject: Re: Problem with minimum partition sizes
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2005 13:13:09 +0100 (CET)
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Ok, as stated in the bug Gareth filed i'll add an option to override this
behaviour to the 'new partition dialog'.

Everybody thanks for the input ;)


> 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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