i386/84705: fdisk(8) program warning about sector number is
Gary W. Swearingen
garys at opusnet.com
Tue Aug 9 15:00:33 GMT 2005
>Synopsis: fdisk(8) program warning about sector number is misleading
>Arrival-Date: Tue Aug 09 15:00:31 GMT 2005
>Originator: Gary W. Swearingen
>Release: FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE i386
This fdisk output:
Warning: BIOS sector numbering starts with sector 1
might be true but it's meant to help users who are about
to enter sector numbers, it's confusing at best.
The "start" sector of a partition is zero-based.
The "beg" and "end" sectors of partition are one-based.
Change warning to:
WARNING: sector numbering is inconsistent
or just remove warning
and/or fix each sector number prompt to include something
like "(0<=)" or "(1<=)".
Or do the first and leave PR open.
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