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I have a new Hard Disk which I want to use for NAS drive. The requirement is that the partition as seen in fdisk should be as below.

Device    Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1          37      297171   83  Linux

Normally I am able to partition but start sector comes as either 1024 or 63. I want it to start at 1. The HDD is 2TB.

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You can't because of the reserved sectors for the bootloader allocation. In normal situations, there's no practical reason to do this anyway.

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I want to add bootloader of the NAS on it. – Samir Sogay May 2 '14 at 10:03
    
Then use whatever tool the OS of your NAS provides. – Nathan C May 2 '14 at 14:01

I am quite sure, the 1 / 37 geometry is meant to be cylinders (in the old CHS-speak), not blocks: STarting block 1, Ending block 37 might not easily result in 297171 blocks ...

Switch to blocks as display unit on the original disk, I am quite positive, it will show up as 63

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