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    SubjectRe: New filesystem for Linux
    H. Peter Anvin wrote:

    [ partitions ]

    > Actually, DOS/Win9x should handle arbitrary alignment just fine

    For primary (and extended) partitions, yes. I haven't used any version
    of DOS that has ever objected to arbitrarily aligned partitions in the
    MBR (and I do align them arbitrarily since I always make my partitions
    some exact size and start the next partition in the next sector).

    Different though for logical partitions inside an extended. As late as
    Windows 98, DOS would object to non-aligned logicals, at the very least
    with some settings for the BIOS use/don't use LBA or "Large" settings.

    Linux doesn't care; I've used type 0x85 instead of 0x05 for my extended
    partitions dus to that for years. DOS just ignores that one...


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