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Re: Installer partition sizing bug

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 10:55:22 -0700 (PDT)

:This by the way might be a good point to ask the following question. When I
:repartitioned my hard disk after the mess the installer made of it, I
:noticed that DragonFly's fdisk prints out the cluster numbers of the slices
:modulo 1024. So, e.g., if the cluster number should be 1825, it prints 801.
:Is this intended behaviour, or something from old times in which hard disks
:did not have more than 1024 clusters?
:Jeroen Ketema

    Oh yes, its definitely legacy behavior.  There are several disk layout
    formats and BIOSes have varying degrees of compatibility so fdisk is
    being 'safe'.  fdisk itself is a rather old piece of software too, but
    the real problem is still (as always) trying to maintain compatibility
    with as many BIOSes out there as possible.

					Matthew Dillon 

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