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Re: Help in HDD partitioning...

On Wed, Dec 13, 2000 at 11:21:59AM +0530, Anil Pillai wrote:
> >From the data type it is char with a max of 255. How does this fit into
> the big picture. Is it offset, or what ???
> Looking forward to your help in any way
> 	and thanking you in anticipation,

The cylinder, head, sector together (commonly referred to as CHS)
uniquely identify the location of the begining of the partition.

Therefore you can have 255 * 255 * 255 ~ 2^24 sectors on any disk.