On 04/22/16 08:19, Leon Fauster wrote: <<>> > check it with: > > blockdev --getalignoff /dev/sd > > (if a '0' is returned, the partition is aligned) > ===> Leon, thank you for reply. ]$ sudo blockdev --getalignoff /dev/sdc1 0 ]$ sudo blockdev --getalignoff /dev/sdc2 0 ]$ sudo blockdev --getalignoff /dev/sdc5 2560 ]$ sudo blockdev --report /dev/sdc1 RO RA SSZ BSZ StartSec Size Device rw 256 512 4096 2048 838860800 /dev/sdc1 ]$ sudo blockdev --report /dev/sdc2 RO RA SSZ BSZ StartSec Size Device rw 256 512 4096 1640448 1048576000 /dev/sdc2 ]$ sudo blockdev --report /dev/sdc5 RO RA SSZ BSZ StartSec Size Device rw 256 512 4096 33848955 328282081792 /dev/sdc5 so, blockdev does not show end, but does confirm sdc5 start is off by 2560, same as fdisk. all of which indicates i should repartition drive with fdisk. is there any easier way such as using gparted or sparted so that partitioning will be by cylinder and not sector? thank you again. much appreciate. -- peace out. If Bill Gates got a dime for every time Windows crashes... ...oh, wait. He does. THAT explains it! -+- in a world with out fences, who needs gates. CentOS GNU/Linux 6.7 tc,hago. g .