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What does ‘+’ in BLOCKS column in partition table output of fdisk command mean?

Posted on: November 11, 2009

On the printout of a partition table, in the BLOCKS column, several
partition block count have a ‘+’ at the end – some do not. What does
this mean?

It means that the partition does not end on the 1k block boundary.
In other words the partition has an odd number of 512 bytes sectors
allocated. Use “x” command and then “p” to see.


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