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On Tue, May 13, 2003 at 03:49:29PM -0700, Mark K. Kim wrote:
> I'm trying to calculate the exact size of each partition (so I can dd it).
> using cfdisk, I found out the partitions are taking up 156295440 sectors.
> I'm assuming 1 sector is 512 bytes, for a total of 80023265280 bytes.  But
> cfdisk is telling me my HDD's size is 80026361856 bytes. =20

> So there's a discrepancy of 3096576 bytes.

> So where's this discrepancy coming from?  How much does MBR take up?  What
> else is using up all that space?

  Generally the MBR takes up the first cylinder, which depending on the=20
mapping can be a large number of sectors...=20

- Can you send the output of "fdisk -l"?

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