i have a doubt about determine the size of my partition in CF card.
so i make a single primary partition using the command
then format it
mkreiserfs -b 512 /dev/sdb
the result is:
#fdisk -l /dev/sdb
Disk /dev/sdb: 523 MB, 523321344 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectore/track,63 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdb1 1 63 506016 83 Linux
# df -T /dev/sdb1
Filesystem Type 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on
/dev/sdb1 reiserfs 505860 2048 503812 1% /mnt/cf
why the results show different size?
actually i am doing project for making a small system linux system on it. So i want to make a image file first then work on it before copying to the CF card for the final step.
I also have a doubt how big should I make the image file? should it be as big as the whole CF card or only the primary partition?
and to where later on i should copy the image file? to /dev/sdb or /dev/sdb1? any suggestion? i am little bit confused about partitioning? or it is not necessary also to make a partition?
thanks for the help for the newbie