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Re: Disk addresses in MB

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: Disk addresses in MB
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2002 11:29:54 +1000
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On Tue, Jul 09, 2002 at 09:18:39AM +0800, Mathias Koerber wrote:
> --On Tuesday, July 09, 2002 09:47:52 AM +1000 Andrew Clausen 
> <address@hidden> wrote:
> >So, perhaps only "print" should be affected.
> >Also, what's a good interface for setting the default unit?
> $PARTED_UNITS, ~/.parted.conf, /usr/lcoal/etc/parted.conf

I don't like any of these.  Parted probably isn't used very frequently...
users won't want to save configurations.

Environment variables can't be set while parted is running.

> >>Partition8 ends at 5185.041 and partition 9
> >>starts at 5185.072. What´s with the .031 MB
> >>in between? In some cases, (between 10 and 11)
> >>it´s 0.32MB..
> >
> >There is some free space, and some partition table metadata in between.
> So how do I know whether I can use that free space etc
> (and if, which position [im fractional MBs] to move the
> partition to?)

You can't use it.  But who cares, it's really small!
Parted sorts out this kind of stuff automagically.  The user doesn't
need to worry.  And, it's too hard for the user worry, unless
they want to learn some number theory.  There is no way I would do
the maths myself.

> My problem with fractional MBs is that it´s almost impossible to
> figure out where *exactly* a partition ends and the next one starts.

Why is this important?


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