From: Marko Mäkelä (msmakela_at_gmail.com)
Date: 2009-02-05 09:42:51
Hallo Ruud, On Thu, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:25:39AM +0100, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: > Oh, I didn't know you can set the size of a partition. Then what is the > maximum size in free blocks? > > I fixed it to 65536 sectors but track 0 and 255 cannot be used. Why can't track 255 be used? Track 0 is obvious: it identifies the last block in a file. But what is special about track 255? > Second question: what are the advantages of using variable sized partitions? > FYI: I can create 4096 partitions of 16 MB on a 128 GB drive. Hard drives must have grown 1,000 to 10,000 times larger since the CMD HD was developed, don't you think? It was funny when I searched my junk piles last week when resurrecting an old PC that a neighbour gave me. I told my 5-year-old son that the tiny 2GB SD micro card in my bicycle GPS has twice the storage capacity as an 3.5" ATAPI hard disk from 1995. (In the 1990s, I would have found it unbelievable to have a navigator on my bicycle, but that is another matter.) Marko Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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