[GLLUG] parted guidance

Ken Smith kens at kensnet.org
Thu Jul 30 19:27:45 UTC 2015

I'm getting the fdisk message "partition does not start on a physical 
sector boundary" on a 4096 sector disk. I understand why this has happened.

I just want to be sure of my parted syntax before I really mess things 
up. (before anyone says - do a backup)

parted says that the offending partition 5 begins at 512 byte sector no 
462999615. Its the first partition in the extended partition that begins 
at 462999552.

If I just want to move the partition back to the nearest 4096 boundary, 
which is 462999608, would the syntax be

unit s
move 5 462999608

Will parted sort itself out copying sector # 462999615 to 462999608 and 
then 462999616 to 462999609 and on an on? Or will it not cope with 
jiggling the partion down the disk by 7 sectors?



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