[CentOS] Analyzing the MBR

Thu Jun 5 21:00:27 UTC 2014
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 6/5/2014 1:56 PM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
> mkpart pri 0.0GB x.GB
> *always*  gives me aligned partions (and parted - talk about user hostile
> programs! "Not aligned", with not a clue as to what it actually wants....)

I've taken to always running parted with -a none, as its alignment rules 
are based on old concepts like cylinders, heads, which are meaningless 
and even WRONG on today's storage devices. (63 heads, 255 sectors is not 
uncommon, this means everything at a cylinder or head is on an ODD 
sector boundary, ouch!)

john r pierce                                      37N 122W
somewhere on the middle of the left coast