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

Mon Oct 25 16:59:39 UTC 2010
Scott Silva <ssilva at sgvwater.com>

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.