[ILUG] Disk size inconsistency
colm at tuatha.org
Wed Oct 20 15:42:43 IST 1999
> I just got a new 6490MB hard disk for my laptop, or so the bios
> settings tells me. When I load up fdisk on the other hand, I'm told
> its a ~6189MB hard disk.
6189MB = 6,489,636,864 bytes. Disk size MB are usually "millions of
bytes" while fdisk uses 1MB = 1,048,576 = 2^20 bytes.
Colm Buckley B.A. B.F. # colm at tuatha.org colm.buckley at cs.tcd.ie
Department of Computer Science # +353 87 2469146 # whois cb3765
Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland. # http://www.tuatha.org/~colm/
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