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SubjectRe: ATA 4 KiB sector issues.
Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
> On Mon, 8 Mar 2010, Tejun Heo wrote:
>
>> http://ata.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/ATA_4_KiB_sector_issues
>
> Excellent summary.
>
>> C-2. Windows XP depends on the traditional partition layout.
>
> Is this really true? WD ships their EARS drives with an alignment tool
> that as far as I can understand, moves the partition so
> it's aligned to 4KiB:
>

XP SP2 (or later) can boot from any place, including logical partitions
(tested that recently). Most important thing is "hidden sectors" (recent
chain.c32 can set that automatically through ntldr and/or sethidden
options). No idea about pre-SP2 ; Win 2000 will not boot from "misaligned"
(with reference to cylinder boundary) partition.


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