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Re: dos compatibility flag

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: dos compatibility flag
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 2004 09:49:38 +1000
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On Wed, Aug 11, 2004 at 08:06:17PM -0500, Harley D. Eades III wrote:
> Hello,
>         In fdisk you can toggle a dos compatibility flag.  Is there
>         such a flag in parted?  Is there away for one to toggle such a
>         flag in parted or with libparted?

I had a look at fdisk.

If the flag is set, then partitions starting/ending above cylinder 1023
have their cylinder set to 1023 in the partition table.  If it isn't
set, the cylinder is set to (cyl % 1024).

Parted's behaviour always matches fdisk's "dos compatibility flag"
behaviour.  I am not aware of any reasons why you would ever not
want to behave like this.  libparted has no option to "disable" this


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