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RE: [opensuse] Elementary Device Info Question
  • From: "Greg Wallace" <gregwallace@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Dec 2006 16:28:45 -0600
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On Thursday, December 07, 2006 @ 4:08 PM, Felix Miata wrote:

>On 2006/12/07 15:58 (GMT-0600) Greg Wallace apparently typed:

>> Some time back, I used Partition Magic to format a device and I would
swear
>> I was able to specify 4096 as a block size. I split the device into two
>> partitions and made one of them NTFS and the other EXT2. I can't
remember
>> for sure, but I sort of think it was on the NTFS partition that I used
the
>> 4096, but maybe it was both of them.

>4096 is the 8 sector cluster size (minimum space used by one file) used
>in that case by the operating system's format utility.

Turns out that's the same block size being used on my SuSE drives. I keyed
in --

Blockdev --getbsz /dev/hda and got back 4096.

Greg Wallace

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