[CentOS] Curious fdisk report on large disk

Wed Apr 27 15:31:10 UTC 2011
Nicolas Thierry-Mieg <Nicolas.Thierry-Mieg at imag.fr>

Robert Nichols wrote:
> On 04/27/2011 07:26 AM, Timothy Murphy wrote:
>> Thanks very much for that;
>> /proc/partitions does indeed seem to contain correct information,
>> so all will not be lost if there is a power outage tomorrow:
> It most certainly _will_ be lost.  The "files" you see in /proc are just
> windows into various kernel data structures.  The /proc file system does
> not exist anywhere on disk.
> Make a paper copy of those numbers, and don't lose it.  You will need to

by posting the numbers to this list, the OP has effectively made the 
safest possible backup ;-)