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== <s>grub-legacy patch </s>  ==
 
@Hokasch: GPT Patch exists in the svn repo for grub-legacy package but it is not used in the PKGBUILD. [[User:the.ridikulus.rat|Keshav P R]] 20:25, 10 Aug 2010 (IST)
 
: grub-legacy patch is dropped upstream. grub-legacy is dropped in Arch. Close. -- [[User:Fengchao|Fengchao]] ([[User talk:Fengchao|talk]]) 11:59, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
 
  
== KiB to KB, explanation? ==
 
 
[[User:Polyzen|Polyzen]] just made these unexplained edits, replacing all occurences of KiB, MiB and GiB with KB, MB and GB:
 
 
*https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=GUID_Partition_Table&curid=9539&diff=256407&oldid=255304
 
*https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=GUID_Partition_Table&curid=9539&diff=256412&oldid=256407
 
*https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=GUID_Partition_Table&curid=9539&diff=256413&oldid=256412
 
 
Is there a reason for this? [[Wikipedia:KiB]] clearly explains that KiB is an international standard. Using KB instead of KiB leads to ambiguity. This can be problematic, especially concerning partitioning (=this article). I propose undoing these edits unless Polyzen has a good reason for them.
 
 
--[[User:Lonaowna|Lonaowna]] ([[User talk:Lonaowna|talk]]) 08:52, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
 
 
:Although [[User:Polyzen|Polyzen]] should have indeed explained the reason for his edits using the edit summary, I think that the problem here is not what is the international standard, but what are the actual lengths in bytes to be represented case by case. It's easier if I give an example: the [[#Problems with MBR]] section says ''"MBR stores partition sector information using 32-bit LBA values. This LBA length along with 512 byte sector size (more commonly used) limits the maximum addressable size of the disk to be 2 '''TB/TiB'''. Any space beyond 2 '''TB/TiB''' cannot be defined as a partition if MBR partitioning is used"''; now, (2 ^ 32) * 512 = 2199023255552 B = 2 TB, so I guess in this case TB is ok, while TiB would be ok if 500-byte sectors were used (is it even possible? I don't remember...)
 
:This is just my interpretation, though, I'll try to invite [[User:Polyzen|Polyzen]] to participate.
 
:-- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 14:05, 10 May 2013 (UTC)
 

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