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How do I align a Western Digital Advanced Format hard drive using minimal (4K) alignment when installing Ubuntu 11.04? Should I do it before installing via the LiveCD? If so, do I select to "Try Ubuntu" and then launch parted from the terminal? According to http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5655/~/how-to-install-a-wd-advanced-format-drive-on-a-non-windows-operating-system it says to use: parted -a optimal /dev/sda. So do I just launch terminal from LiveCD and type sudo parted -a optimal /dev/sda and then install Ubuntu normally?

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You don't need to worry about it; it is handled automatically.

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