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mbraligned linux vms result in Partition 1 not ending on cylinder boundary

From what I understand, running mbralign shifts all the data to new fs boundaries, so seeing this warning/error when looking at the output of a 'fdisk -l' almost seems expected.  My test VM is still able to boot normally with this error, but I was wondering if anyone else has seen this and had negative impacts to their VM?

Thanks

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Screenshot by any chance? Or the output from "mount"? (am curious about the file system in question)

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It's an ext3 filesystem

Re: mbraligned linux vms result in Partition 1 not ending on cylinder boundary

eleenchiang,

Your inclination was correct.  The cylinder boundary warning isn't valid for virtual disks (or virtual luns).  There is/was a advantage to taking cylinder and track boundaries into consideration when the geometry described a physical disk, but there is none in this case.
Hope this helps.

Re: mbraligned linux vms result in Partition 1 not ending on cylinder boundary

Thanks forgette for the reassurance.  I will boldly move forward and align all of my linux vms without as much concern now.