Can anyone advise me if the gparted currently installed (I'm on pass) is aware, and properly adjusts itself for modern 1Gb and up drives with their 4k sector sizes?
Its my understanding that the system gets slower by a large amount when the filesystem is dealing with a drive whose partitions are not laid out aligned to these 4k sector sizes.
This is brought up by a posting on freedesktop.org that another list posted today:
And according to that link, I have 61 potential bits of breakage in my udev rules, created by /usr not being on /.
And which is causing me to repartition another drive, and move my install to it as I currently have a separate /usr, and its possible that is part or all of my problems with having to reconfigure kde/plasma everytime I reboot, which is understandably a PIMA.
But, if gparted is running blind about sector sizes, that means I had better learn how to run my calculator again to assure that what I setup is properly aligned.
All this of course would (I assume, but there is that famous word again) that using LVM would fix all this, till of course it crashes. Having been burned 2x before with a total system loss while using LVM on a fedora system, the total lack of recovery tools to deal with LVM is an complete, stop here, showstopper. It is simply not an option.