[CentOS] free space created during partitioning while installing CentOS5.5

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Mon Oct 25 12:59:39 EDT 2010


on 10-24-2010 10:03 PM Ritika Garg spake the following:
> I installed CentOS5.5 on Dell Inspiron N5010. During partitioning, when I
> created swap = 6GB then additional 4MB free space was created and when I
> created ext3 for linux=217GB, then additional 7MB free space was created.
> Didn't understand why these 2 extra free spaces were created.
> 
Many tools create partitions on cylinder boundaries...  IE... The start of a
boundary instead of in the middle.



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