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    SubjectRe: Disk geometry from /sys
    Hello Seewer,

    On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 9:49 AM, Seewer Philippe <philippe.seewer@bfh.ch> wrote:
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    > Correct. Though be really careful which geometry you are requesting:
    >
    > root@local:/# sfdisk -g /dev/sda
    > /dev/sda: 7296 cylinders, 255 heads, 63 sectors/track
    > root@local:/# sfdisk -G /dev/sda
    > /dev/sda: 116280 cylinders, 16 heads, 63 sectors/track
    >
    > The first one is the kernels idea of a disks geometry which is probably as
    > often correct as it's just plain wrong,

    Sorry but I don't understand, what do you mean ?

    > versus the second one which tries to
    > guess a disks geometry by looking at the current partition table. Which
    > might be just as wrong since its only necessary for bios and/or bootloader.

    But what happens if you want to guess the geometry of a disk with no
    partition table ? You need to trust the kernel guess but from what I understood
    it's just wrong.

    thanks
    --
    Francis


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