[clug] cfdisk

Algis Kabaila akabaila at pcug.org.au
Wed Jun 27 10:24:17 GMT 2007


Thank you for your note.  The scanning procedure for a lost partition gives 
the results in sectors.  AFAICS, the cfdisk can display partition sizes in 
MBytes, sectors or cylinders. However, when a new partition is specified, its 
size can only be specified in MBytes.  

Perhaps there is some "subtle" way to change the units for partition 
specification, but I have not found it.

Thanks again,


On Wednesday 27 June 2007 20:04, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Jun 2007 19:18:13 +1000 Algis Kabaila <akabaila at pcug.org.au> 
> > I have "succeeded" in  causing serious software damage to my 250 GB drive
> > and need to restore partitions, if possible. Unfortunately, cfdisk as
> > well as parted require partition sizes in MBytes.  So the relation of the
> > no of sectors and size in bytes is not just a sporting exercise.
> In cfdisk, you can change the units that things are specified in.

Algis Kabaila (Dr)

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