Why does fdisk create partition at 2048 instead of 63?
On a test host that has two partitions (one to hold the OS, the second to hold images made with Clonezilla), partition #1 used to start at sector 63.
I had an issue booting with Windows7, so I deleted partition #1. But now, when I run fdisk to recreate the partition, fdisk won't let me choose 63 as the start sector but instead use 2048... which is too small and Clonezilla refuses to restore a new image.
Does someone know what could explain this change, and how to solve this issue?
Before, when cloning Windows7
Model: ATA WDC WD3200BEVT-2 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 625142448s
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos
Number Start End Size Type File system Flags
1 63s 537358184s 537358122s primary ntfs boot
3 537358336s 625141759s 87783424s primary ext2
Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders, total 625142448 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xf1f75308
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 2048 537358335 268678144 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2 537358336 625141759 43891712 83 Linux