[conspire] request verification of plans to partition and format external hard drive

Darlene Wallach freepalestin at dslextreme.com
Fri Jul 20 17:49:08 PDT 2007

Rick Moen wrote:
> Quoting Darlene Wallach (freepalestin at dslextreme.com):
>>When I select the +sizeM for swap of 2G, is this
>>the correct size: 1024M * 2 = +2048M
>>+2048M for swap
> Looks fine.  You've figured out the secret to being lazy with
> /sbin/fdisk:  You use that "+" directive and the "M" or "G" (for meg or
> gig) macros, to avoid having to sit and calculate exact numbers of bytes
> or (worse) cylinder numbers.
I can use +2G instead of +2048M in fdisk? I did not
see that as an option in the man pages for /sbin/fdisk.

Darlene Wallach

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