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Old 12-02-2004, 01:10 PM   #1
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SuSE partitioning question


Hello

There's probably a simple explaination to this but its just not comming to me right now. I was wondering if someone could explain to me how the manual partitioning within YAST works. I mean how to convert a MB size to the start cylinder and end cylinder when creating a partition. I've been just making note of my previous partitions and using those numbers when I recreate the partitions manually.

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Old 12-02-2004, 09:17 PM   #2
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"how to convert a MB size to the start cylinder and end cylinder when creating a partition."

Different hard drives have different geometries. To find out how many bytes there are per cylinder for a given hard drive use this command:

fdisk -l /dev/hda1

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