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Re: Whats-a-MegaByte & Switching to LBA Safety

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Whats-a-MegaByte & Switching to LBA Safety
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2001 16:28:52 +1100
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On Mon, Nov 05, 2001 at 10:25:21PM -0500, Ray & Sandie Clark wrote:
> [1]   When Parted talks about 1 MB does it refer to 10**6 or 2**20?


> [2]   The documentation talks as though one can switch from CHS to LBA at any
> time and there will be no ill effect on the rest of the system.  Perhaps I
> don't understand clearly enough, but I would be afraid that this either
> would or could result in some OS mapping differently and messing up the
> whole disk.
> Can someone make an explicit statement in this regard?

explicit != legal ;)

If you set the lba flag on all FAT partitions, then it should work.

> The documentation also seems to indicate that if there is a problem that you
> can always flip it back.  This is fine if nothing messed up the disk...I
> guess.  Is this a sure bet?

If you set the flags, it should work in my non-professional-so-you-
can't-sue-me opinion ;)

> I guess what I am getting at is that I get the "warning, windows is using
> CHS" (I partitioned with partition magic), and I want to switch to the more
> trouble free, but I don't want to trash my system.

Sounds like a good move ;)


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