Re: [opensuse] fdisk calculations
- From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 07:37:58 -0400
On 2009/03/18 08:07 (GMT+0100) jdd composed:
Felix Miata a écrit :
On 2009/03/17 22:56 (GMT+0100) jdd composed:
the recommandation to always let Windows partition it's part of the
disk and only thereafter do the Linux part may be still valuable :-)
I don't think it ever was a good idea...For years I've recommended
picking one partitioning tool, and using that only, to do 100% of all
partitioning within a system.
it's from the fdisk manual itself:
"Usually all goes well by default, and there are no problems if Linux is
the only system on the disk. However, if the disk has to be shared with
other operating systems, it is often a good idea to let an fdisk from
another operating system make at least one partition. When Linux boots it
looks at the partition table, and tries to deduce what (fake) geometry is
required for good cooperation with other systems."
Likely that dates back more than 10 years to when a commonly used Linux
partitioner was RedHat's Disk Druid, with its propensity to create partitions
unaligned to "cylinder" boundaries.
I've seen talk not so long ago about dropping fdisk as a standard part from
at least one distro (I don't remember which). There are several better than
fdisk. I never use it.
I stand by my recommendation, as long as you choose a tool known to be
compatible with M$ partitioning tradition. The one I use runs natively in
DOS, Windoz, Linux, OS/2 & Mac, and is thus fully compatible with all five.
For newer systems there is GPT, which is a standard that should eliminate
compatibility issues altogether.
"The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely
as haste leads to poverty." Proverbs 21:5 NIV
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