[Grml] grml on usb stick: can not get partition to start at cylinder 1

Maurice McCarthy moss at mythic-beasts.com
Fri Feb 22 15:02:06 CET 2008


Cylinder 1 should start at sector 63. Cylinder 0 is sectors 0 to 62. This
is standard msdos disk partitioning. So if you compare the partition
editor commands

# parted /dev/sda unit s print
# parted /dev/sda unit cyl print

perhaps you can see where you are.

I've never made a grml2usb as on my old system the bios will not boot from
the usb but I hope this is some help.


> Hi
> I try to get grml_small on a usb stick. thanks to mikas nice blog
> /http://michael-prokop.at/blog/2006/03/24/booten-vom-usb-stick-fdisk-vs-cfdisk/
> I learned that the first partition has to start on cylinder 1. However,
> when using fdisk or cfdisk , I always get 63 as the value for Start (as
> Mika has pointed out, the output of fdisk differs from fdisk -l -u , the
> former showing the value 1 and the latter the value 63)
> In his blog Mika says: "As soon as I had adjusted the partition ..."
> But how did he adjust ?
> Thanks
> Peter

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