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 06-26-2009, 05:14 PM #1 vofka LQ Newbie   Registered: Jun 2009 Distribution: RHEL-5.2 Posts: 26 Rep: fdisk partition table representation Hello! Can anybody give me the answer on the following question: I have the disk partition size 1G or 1024MB But when i run the fdisk its receive the following info: fdisk -l Disk /dev/hdd: 1073 MB,1073741824 bytes ...... As i understand this is another representation of the 1024 value in another counting system. Please explain me how its calculates, what is it a system?
 06-26-2009, 05:19 PM #2 mostlyharmless Senior Member   Registered: Jan 2008 Distribution: Arch/Slackware/Knoppix Posts: 1,781 Blog Entries: 14 Rep: 1024*1024*1024=1073741824 bytes It has to do with K standing for kilo, which is 1000 base 10, but 1024 or 2^10 for KB; same with MB for megabytes and GB for gigabytes... Last edited by mostlyharmless; 06-26-2009 at 05:21 PM.
 06-26-2009, 07:09 PM #3 pixellany LQ Veteran   Registered: Nov 2005 Location: Annapolis, MD Distribution: Arch/XFCE Posts: 17,802 Rep: Kilo to normal people means 10^3 or 1000 Computer people are not normal--they evolved with two toes on each foot, and can only count in base two. But they WANT to be normal, so they tried to get as close as possible. The figured out that 2^9.9658 was VERY close, but then they discovered that they could not make the CPU do non-integer exponentiation. Sadly, they had to settle for 2^10 = 1024. Life is full of compromises........
 06-27-2009, 03:20 PM #4 vofka LQ Newbie   Registered: Jun 2009 Distribution: RHEL-5.2 Posts: 26 Original Poster Rep: I understood! Thank you for reply!

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