Re: Problem booting debian on HP rx4610 itanium
On Mon, Nov 26, 2001 at 08:43:44PM +0000, Richard Hirst wrote:
> The other issue with GPT is disks with odd numbers of sectors.
> parted has code to do a special ioctl to get at the last sector,
> but that ioctl is not part of the standard kernel. So if you
> have an odd number of sectors parted with throw up an error.
> The ioctl is considered an ugly incorrect solution, and something
> better should be available in 2.5 kernels. That said, I've three
> different sizes of disk on my ia64 boxes, and they all have an even
> number of sectors - I've no idea how common odd numbers of sectors
I thought it was partitions with odd numbers of sectors that were the problem?
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