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Date:	Sun, 05 Nov 2006 13:51:24 -0800
From:	"H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>
To:	Rene Herman <rene.herman@...access.nl>
CC:	Kyle Moffett <mrmacman_g4@....com>,
	Mikulas Patocka <mikulas@...ax.karlin.mff.cuni.cz>,
	Albert Cahalan <acahalan@...il.com>, kangur@...com.net,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: New filesystem for Linux

Rene Herman wrote:
> H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> 
> [ partitions ]
> 
>> Actually, DOS/Win9x should handle arbitrary alignment just fine
> 
> For primary (and extended) partitions, yes. I haven't used any version 
> of DOS that has ever objected to arbitrarily aligned partitions in the 
> MBR (and I do align them arbitrarily since I always make my partitions 
> some exact size and start the next partition in the next sector).
> 
> Different though for logical partitions inside an extended. As late as 
> Windows 98, DOS would object to non-aligned logicals, at the very least 
> with some settings for the BIOS use/don't use LBA or "Large" settings.
> 
> Linux doesn't care; I've used type 0x85 instead of 0x05 for my extended 
> partitions dus to that for years. DOS just ignores that one...
> 

DOS, or FDISK?

	-hpa
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