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Re: Help in HDD partitioning...

On Tue, 12 Dec 2000, Arun Sharma wrote:

> 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.
-------> I DOUBT <-------------------
> Therefore you can have 255 * 255 * 255 ~ 2^24 sectors on any disk.

Thanks for this but it seems quite evident that 255*255*255=2^24 and
nothing more than this. Correct me if I am wrong.
Number of sectors as far as I know = heads * sectors per track * cylinders
or you can get the number of sectors from /proc/ide/hda/capacity

What I am looking for is the significance of the structure members that I
had pointed out to in my original query.

Thanks anyway,