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Re: [opensuse] grub no longer being maintained? so Suse drops support for XFS boot?
  • From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 09:28:04 -0700
  • Message-id: <200906120928.04715.rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
On Friday June 12 2009, Felix Miata wrote:
On 2009/06/12 08:48 (GMT-0700) Randall R Schulz composed:
I'm having trouble sorting that out, but I think the answer might
be that the first partition on my boot volume (which _is_ the root
file system) starts at cylinder 2.

Are you sure you don't mean "starts at track 2"? Normally that's
where a primary that starts at the front of a disk begins. It can't
begin on the first sector of track 1 because that's the MBR sector.

# fdisk /dev/sdb

The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 4470.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/sdb: 36.7 GB, 36771581952 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 4470 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000cd67f

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 2 3265 26218080 83 Linux
/dev/sdb2 3266 3918 5245222+ 83 Linux
/dev/sdb3 3919 4470 4433940 82 Linux swap /

Command (m for help): q

It would seem that in pdisk's terms, it's cylinders.


Felix Miata ***

Randall Schulz
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