FDISK output question

DAK GHATIKACHALAM dakfreebsd at gmail.com
Mon Feb 26 21:39:11 UTC 2007

Hi Freebsd

Question about FDISK

Do you have an idea what does that  '+' means in  Blocks columns

as seen below it is 419425019+

Does it signify anything  , because for certain disks I do not see that '+'
as the end of blocks?


[root at kali root]# fdisk /dev/sdk

The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 52216.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
   (e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/sdk: 429.4 GB, 429496729600 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 52216 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdk1             1     52216 419425019+  83  Linux

Command (m for help):

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