I have one of these fancy hard drives that use the "revolutionary" Advanced Disk format. I partitioned my HDD for Ubuntu 11.10 from scratch and checked with Ubuntu's disk utility for errors. However, after installation of Ubuntu 11.10, I have a warning in the disk utility saying about one partition
The partition is misaligned by 1024 bytes. This may result in very poor performance. Repartitioning is suggested.
I pretty much understand the cause of the issue since there are many posts here about this error message, but how exactly do I partition my harddrive properly to avoid these kind of misalignment errors?
I got rid of the misalignment warning by booting Ubuntu from a Live CD. I reduced the preceding partition by one 1 MB and resized the misaligned one by one megabyte with the option "align to MB".