Letux Makesd

Issue 675: Cylinder calculation is wrong

Reported by Nikolaus Schaller, Jan 5, 2015

we see reports like this:

   Device Boot    Start       End   #sectors  Id  System
/dev/sdc1   *       128    787821     787694   c  W95 FAT32 (LBA)
/dev/sdc2        787822  15644671   14856850  83  Linux
/dev/sdc3             0         -          0   0  Empty
/dev/sdc4             0         -          0   0  Empty
Warning: partition 1 does not end at a cylinder boundary
Warning: partition 2 does not start at a cylinder boundary
Warning: partition 2 does not end at a cylinder boundary
end of partition 2 has impossible value for cylinders: 973 (should 
be in 0-972)

They are not harmful but indicate a calculation error for rounding.

Comment 1 by Nikolaus Schaller, Jan 7, 2015

Well, it even appears that we can ignore that completely.

And fdisk -c will silence the error message.

http://www.thomas-krenn.com/de/wiki/Partition_1_does_not_end_on_cylin
der_boundary_Warnung_unter_fdisk

Comment 2 by Nikolaus Schaller, Jan 8, 2015

Is now ignored (sdfisk uses -L option)
Status: Fixed

Created: 7 years 19 days ago by Nikolaus Schaller

Updated: 7 years 16 days ago

Status: Fixed

Labels:
Type:Defect
Priority:Medium