mlelstv%serpens.de@localhost (Michael van Elst) writes: > matt%3am-software.com@localhost (Matt Thomas) writes: > >>> 1 sector PMBR >>> 1 sector GPT header >>> 32 sectors GPT table (or rather 16kByte). > >>Give newer drives with 4KB sectors, that 32 should become 30 or 38... > > Would be an odd thing :-) With 4kB Sectors you still have > > 1 sector PMBR > 1 sector GPT header > 4 sectors GPT table (or rather 16kByte). > > and the first partition starts at sector 6. > > The size of the GPT table is not necessarily fixed though, 16kByte is just > the default which allows for 128 partitions. You can create larger > tables with the gpt tool, see the -p option. In the case of my 2T drive, the interface presents 512B sectors, but really the disk has 4KB sectors, so if you write in smaller chunks it's painful.
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