Re: Problem with my HDD and FS's after upgrade and cloning the HDD
On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 12:17:24PM +0400, James Brown wrote:
> Hi all,
> I use the Debian Lenny AMD64 on my laptop Acer TravelMate 3043.
> After upgrading from my old HDD 120GB to 500GB and cloning the first to
> the last, I have the next problem:
> sudo fdisk -l
> Disk /dev/sda: 500 GB, 500105249280 bytes
> 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 60801 cylinders
> Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
> Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
> /dev/sda1 1 509 4088511 12 Compaq diag
> /dev/sda2 * 510 5214 37784880 c FAT32 LBA
> /dev/sda4 5215 53727 389672640 5 Extended
> /dev/sda5 5215 5257 337365 83 Linux
> Warning: Partition 5 does not end on cylinder boundary.
> /dev/sda6 5258 5865 4875727 83 Linux
> Warning: Partition 6 does not end on cylinder boundary.
> /dev/sda7 5866 6230 2923830 83 Linux
> Warning: Partition 7 does not end on cylinder boundary.
> /dev/sda8 6231 6399 1349460 82 Linux swap
> Warning: Partition 8 does not end on cylinder boundary.
> /dev/sda9 6400 6448 385560 83 Linux
> Warning: Partition 9 does not end on cylinder boundary.
> /dev/sda10 6449 53727 379760535 83 Linux
> Warning: Partition 10 does not end on cylinder boundary.
> /dev/sda3 53728 60801 56813872 c FAT32 LBA
> Some people tell me that the "Partition x does not end on cylinder
> boundary" is not serious problem and advise me to do not call attention
> to that.
> But some other people tell my FS's can crash through that and reccomend
> me to reinstall my system at all.
> What can you advice me with that?
It doesn't matter. Some OSs (like DOS) would not work with partitions
that weren't cylinder aligned, but every OS these days uses LBA instead
and doesn't actually care about cylinders at all.
Try fdisk -l -u. As long as the start and end work out without overlap,
the filesystems are going to be just fine. sda4 is what contains
sda5-sda10, so sda4 should contain all of those, meaning overlap with
sda5-10 is expected.