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[ubuntu] Not sure how to properly re-align my hard drive

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 as my sole OS for about a week. Before I tried Ubuntu by installing it on a pen drive while using Windows as my primary OS. My laptop is a HP HDX 16 1140-US. The original drive was replaced with a Hitachi Travelstar Z7K500. It could still use the Intel Rapid Storage program but I was not sure whether it needed a RAID setup on it or not when I installed Ubuntu. Using Ubuntu has generally gone well, but when I went into the disk utiilty, it said the following: Quote: WARNING: The partition is misaligned by 1024 bytes. This may result (Hardware)