On Tue, Oct 19, 1999 at 02:47:59PM +0100, John Mc Donald mentioned:
> 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.
It's more likely that the manufacturers are using megabyte=1,000,000
bytes, while what fdisk is reporting as "MB" is actually a mebibyte.
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