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bug#22497: parted math - Q2 and Q3 ?

From: Phil Susi
Subject: bug#22497: parted math - Q2 and Q3 ?
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2016 08:56:06 -0500
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On 1/30/2016 5:03 PM, Chris Johnson wrote:
> It likely is the case that partition 1 does not nicely end with the last
> sector of cylinder 121599 but instead has some sectors in cylinder
> 121600 and furthermore that partition 9's starting sector is also in
> cylinder 121600 ...
> Is that what's going on here?
> Given that this drive is SSD and the whole cylinder,head,sector thing is
> all a mirage, I assume there is no value to trying to align the
> partitions to cylinder boundaries.

Yes.  The bottom line is: don't use cylinder mode.  It is a 30 year old
anachronism that is now just a lie with no basis in reality.

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