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Re: Parted 1.2.14-pre3

From: Glenn McGrath
Subject: Re: Parted 1.2.14-pre3
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 08:22:31 +1100

Andrew Clausen wrote:
> Glenn McGrath wrote:
> > Why even bother with CHS at all, could we set them to all 1's which
> > should mean they will be ignored.
> >
> > CHS are obsolete anyway (arent they?), why not just use LBA ?
> >
> > I was wonderign abotu this the other day, is there anything bad about
> > havign a non-alighed partitiion that justifies even a warning ?
> Well, CHS isn't really obsolete, because people still use it.
You mean peoples bios's bios use it ?

I thought linux ignored CHS and only used LBA.

Ive read old versions of m$'s fdisk only use CHS, so i guess the bad
about not using CHS would be that it would produce compatability
problems with old OS's

> Also, there is the metadata allocation issue.
> Andrew Clausen

Whats the metadata allocation issue, is that something to do with not
using sectors on the first track (i.e. below 63) ?


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