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Old 06-14-2011, 02:06 AM   #1
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Slackware cfdisk question


Although i use Slackware for many years i never understood something. During the creation of partitions, using cfdisk, there are 2 choices. "Beginning" and "End". What's the difference between these two choices? Does this have to do with older Lilo versions?
 
Old 06-14-2011, 02:20 AM   #2
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Although i use Slackware for many years i never understood something. During the creation of partitions, using cfdisk, there are 2 choices. "Beginning" and "End". What's the difference between these two choices? Does this have to do with older Lilo versions?
I think it creates the new partition specified at the end or the start of the open space...
 
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Old 06-14-2011, 08:13 AM   #3
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What will happen if i create the new partition at the end of the open space? Am i going to have problems?
 
Old 06-14-2011, 08:23 AM   #4
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What will happen if i create the new partition at the end of the open space? Am i going to have problems?
No. The relevant considerations are whether you may want to enlarge an adjacent partition and putting heavily accessed file systems near the middle of the drive to minimise head movements.
 
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:35 AM   #5
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No. The relevant considerations are whether you may want to enlarge an adjacent partition and putting heavily accessed file systems near the middle of the drive to minimise head movements.
And putting your swap partition at the beginning (ie. outside of disk) for faster read/write speeds.
 
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Old 06-15-2011, 04:31 AM   #6
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Thank you all. Marking this as solved.
 
  


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