Unused sectors in the ATA drive

Xupei Liang tliang at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 15 11:37:34 EST 2004


Our custom board (supports PPC 440 and Linux 2.4.19
with XFS filesystem) has an ATA/IDE hard drive on it.
The hard drive is partitioned into two MS-DOS
partitions by the "parted" utility.  From the content
of the MBR, I found that the first partition starts at
sector 0x20. Now, the questions are:
1) Can I use sectors 1-0x20 to store private data?
2) Will current version or future versions of Linux
use these sectors?

Thank you.


Terry L.

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